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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Nagumo , who had sortied from the Inland Sea on May 27 , seemed little happier
over the upcoming Midway operation than he had been when he sailed for Pearl
Harbor six months before . But unlike the Pearl operation , he was embarked on ...
power because of his lack of knowledge of his own people , in whose fate he had
often seemed so disinterested . In the CBI theater the only real Allied military
successes were in Burma . There the British were desperate to regain the
It seemed that the next phase would be invasion . Operation Downfall , the
invasion plan , placed MacArthur in charge of the land forces with Nimitz in
charge of landing all troops . The first of MacArthur ' s forces were scheduled to
land on the ...
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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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