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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... event , it would be easy to fabricate an excuse for military action in Manchuria ,
since Japanese troops had long exercised the right to guard Manchuria ' s rail
lines . On the night of September 18 , 1931 , the plot against Manchuria unfolded
After the action ended , Captain Howard D . Bode , commander of the cruiser
Chicago , committed suicide , even though his ship had survived , albeit seriously
damaged , the night ' s fighting The Battle of Savo Island was only the first in a ...
Every station in the country was monitored day and night , with the police ready to
arrest any announcer who even hinted that all was not well . In truth , an arrest
was never made , and the entire effort proved unnecessary in the end . A great ...
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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
Planning Operation Hawaii
From Pearl Harbor to Java
Coral Sea and Midway
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