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 revealed later that he believed the danger of a Japanese air raid against
Pearl was greatest when the fleet was not in port , betraying a misunderstanding
not only of his mission but also of just which targets on Oahu the enemy might
pilots became physically sick from the stench of burning flesh , which rose to
greet those who participated in the later phase of the raid . LeMay then began
systematic fire bombing of other cities as well as of the remaining portions of the ...
rated a series of over one hundred bomber raids , at about five - day intervals .
The aircraft loss rate became about 6 percent , as ... On January 19 , 1945 , the
first truly successful raid was conducted . Some sixty bombers smashed an
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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
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