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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Whenever they were faced with two or more possible translations for any
particular sentence , for their own professional protection they inevitably chose
the more belligerent version , evidently assuming that the cryptographers in the
One overall military leader , such as Admiral Nimitz , perhaps the most gifted and
talented admiral in this nation ' s history , could have kept the advance through
the Pacific on an even keel and perfectly organized . This was not possible ...
craft were no longer apparent , they would destroy the American supply train and
, if possible , direct their fire on American troops ashore . For the superstitious in
the Japanese Navy , plans began to go astray from the first . The submarines ...
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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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