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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On March 8 all of Java capitulated to the Japanese . Burma , bordering on British
India , suffered a similar fate . It had first been attacked as early as December 11 ,
when two key airfields in the southernmost portion of the country were seized .
The resulting trek from the tip of the peninsula to Camp O ' Donnell became
known as the Bataan Death March . Adequate supplies of food and water were
not available for the men , and their premarch condition was never taken into
But in the famous “ Long March ” Mao started out in November of 1934 for north
China . He began with 35 , 000 followers . His own brother died during the march
, and he had abandoned two of his own infants before it began . In the course of ...
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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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