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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Small wonder that two factions emerged among staff officers in Tokyo , both
calling for further expansion to find Japan a suitable area for exploitation and
possible colonization . A large majority of the adherents of both groups were
majors and ...
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 ...
Some of the younger Japanese Army officers viewed Russian entrance into the
conflict as more of a challenge than a threat . This was especially true of some of
the lower - grade staff officers in Tokyo . The emperor realized that this might be ...
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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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