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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He ordered the Kodo to surrender and reportedly ordered his own palace guard
units to mobilize fully . Order was restored late in the evening of February 29 ,
and the emperor ordered harsh treatment , including the institution of courts
In a last attempt to preserve peace , the emperor ordered that the Japanese
embassy in Washington ask the U . S . State Department under what conditions
normal trade could be restored . The task was almost hopeless . Roosevelt had ...
The frequent changes of armament for the planes had been ordered in language
that did not admit of delay , and they had complied . As a result , after Tomonaga '
s Midway strike force had returned , they were equipped primarily with long ...
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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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