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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Operation MO was to be led by Admiral Shigeyoshi Inoue , sailing from Rabaul
on New Britain in the Bismarcks , and was to contain three fleet carriers for air
support . The light carrier Shoho , which was part of the Japanese South Seas
Admiral Nimitz was aware of the strength of the Japanese forces opposing him .
He knew that the Japanese expected that he would sortie his carriers to oppose
the Japanese strike after Midway had been taken by them and that the Japanese
Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa commanded a northern force that served only one
purpose — to lure Halsey and his fleet carriers away from the Leyte area . Ozawa
commanded Japan ' s four remaining carriers , two battleships , three cruisers ...
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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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