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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Hence he did not break radio silence to relay the message . Had they received
the report , Nagumo ' s staff might have been a bit less confident and more wary .
Admiral Nimitz was aware of the strength of the Japanese forces opposing him .
The remainder of Tokyo ' s radio broadcasting personnel were not as effective but
did include captured American Navy and Army officers who broadcast rather
obnoxious propaganda to their colleagues still in the service of their country .
A BE of a proclamation by President Truman , monitored by Japanese radio ,
stating that it was indeed an atomic device , which had cost America two billion
dollars to develop . No one in Tokyo was sure it was really an atomic explosion ,
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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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