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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The Japanese and American submarine campaigns could scarcely show greater
diversity . The Japanese possessed decided advantages at the outset .
Specifically , their navy possessed the long - lance torpedo for submarine use .
Torpedo inventory , at exactly two dozen tin fish , was greater than that of the I -
class sub , although the Gato ' s effective cruising range was less , at about 10 ,
000 – 12 , 000 miles . But from the first , American submariners complained that ...
The emperor observed the New Year ' s Day festivities of January 1944 with
greater than usual solemnity . The Imperial Army in general and Premier Tojo in
particular had now become the power in the land . Tojo had managed to accrue
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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
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