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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Their pilots were probably even more exhausted than their American
counterparts , and the Japanese failed to anticipate that the United States would
substantially penetrate their JN - 25 fleet code cipher . ( Later they assumed that
the United ...
This message , with its precise timetable , was passed on to Washington , where
it was read by Admiral King , who realized its potential import . Had the message
concerned any other commander , probably nothing would have been done .
On that evening a flight of over 300 American B - 29 bombers began the first and
probably most successful fire bombing in the Asiatic theater of the conflict . ( See
chapter 9 for a discussion of American bombing strategy . ) Major General Curtis
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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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