Never Look Back: A History of World War II in the Pacific
50 years ago, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour and brought a reluctant America into World War II. Armed with fresh materials, which have become available only in the last decade, Renzi and Roehrs take a critical look at the decisive Japanese-American episodes in "The Great Pacific War". Unlike standard histories of World War II, "Never Look Back" includes the Japanese perspective, bringing to light challenging facts: in "Operation Flying Elephant" the Japanese attempted to cause forest fires in the American West by releasing hydrogen-filled balloons. When Americans of Japanese ancestry were interned during the conflict, word reached Japan of their plight and resulted in even greater mistreatment of American POWs in Japan. It is argued that Japan did not surrender because of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or because of the conventional firebombing or because of the US submarine campaign, but because the USSR entered the war.
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All told , the Americans had lost one carrier , seven cruisers , and five destroyers ;
the Japanese had lined Ironbottom Sound with one carrier , two battleships , one
cruiser , and six destroyers . The Americans had failed to press the advantages ...
United States lost a mere thirty planes . Further , American submarines had found
Ozawa ' s carrier force and put their new , improved torpedoes into two of his
carriers : the new 34 , 000 - ton Taiho , which was serving as Ozawa ' s flagship ...
In the engagement , Ozawa lost four carriers and five other support vessels . The
last carrier from the First Air Fleet , Zuikaku , joined her sister ships in a watery
grave . The First Air Fleet in particular , and Japanese naval might in general ...
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Although presented as a history of the Pacific War from the Japanese point of view and a work that should provide new insights for Americans, this book by late historian Renzi fails to offer any new ... Read full review
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From Pearl Harbor to Java
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