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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Suggestions for Further Reading 1 , The Battle of d battle , but see press , 1976 ) .
Muchara Thomas David , The Battle of the Java Sea ( New York : Stein and Day ,
1969 ) is a useful study of this neglected battle , but see also F . C . Van Osten ...
Thus ended the first naval battle in history in which the opposing naval vessels
had not actually seen one another . The most significant development in this
battle may not have been what was lost , however , but what was damaged .
The First Air Fleet in particular , and Japanese naval might in general , were
destroyed in the battles of Leyte Gulf . Japanese ... Although none of the
participants realized it until it was over , this was the greatest naval battle in
history . No less ...
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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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