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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Japanese naval planners had long talked of a surprise attack against the
American fleet at Pearl , but there were no specific plans . The difficulties involved
were formidable : Pearl Harbor lay 3 , 500 miles from Japan , and the Japanese
did not ...
Yamamoto ' s Plans American Attitudes on the Eve of War The Attack on Pearl
Begins The Results of the Attack Operation Hawaii , as the attack on the United
States Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor was first code - named , was the conception
Indeed there were plans to erect a huge statue of MacArthur in Tokyo Bay just
after he was relieved of command in 1951 . After MacArthur testified in
Washington at the hearings concerning his removal that the Japanese were
childlike and ...
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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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