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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Indeed , they could not have asked for more perfect weather for their purpose of
sailing undetected . Nagumo and his officers and crews saw neither sun , moon ,
nor stars until the morning they launched their attack , which did make navigation
Further , Nagumo soon found himself sailing in a storm front . On one occasion
he had to break radio silence to indicate a course change to all of his vessels .
Contrary to the version of events found in Hollywood movies , Nagumo did not ...
... landings on Leyte began on October 20 , 1944 . The Japanese at once put the
latest revision of their “ go " ( victory ) plan into operation . Diesel oil had become
so scarce in Japan proper that part of the Japanese fleet had to sail from ports in
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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
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