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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We were near war with Japan in 1913 , " wrote Secretary of the Navy Josephus
Daniels with pardonable exaggeration . Anti - Japanese sentiment persisted on
the West Coast and even in Hawaii , the most tolerant of American possessions ,
In July of 1941 he wrote a letter concerning Operation Hawaii to Admiral Osami
Nagano , chief of the naval general staff , discussing the wisdom of the operation
. The document was entrusted to Kuroshima , who was authorized to state that if ...
... The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway ( Washington , DC : Government
Printing Office , 1947 ) ; George H . Gay , who wrote Sole Survivor ( Naples , FL :
Naples Graphics Services , 1979 ) , survived a torpedo squadron at Midway ; S .
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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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