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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Although these attacks did not kill a substantial number of marines , they had
considerable harassment value and were quite effective as a psychological
weapon . Every marine on the island came to dread twilight . The marines
subsisted on ...
This would insure that MacArthur ' s flank would be safe . The marines were very
near the area already , so Washington gave its approval and the First Marine
Division was slated to conquer the island of Peleliu . Intelligence had determined
His officers actually informed the Okinawans that American soldiers , and
marines in particular , brought with them gorillas to tear apart civilians as part of
the American marines idea of a sporting event . As farfetched as the claim was ,
no small ...
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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
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