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 told the naval general staff in Tokyo that their battleships — particularly the
forthcoming leviathans Yamato and Musashi , 70 , 000 tons each — were “ about
as useful as the Great Wall of China . " The naval general staff disagreed ; it did ...
In December of 1940 he set portions of his staff to planning a surprise attack
against the Americans at Pearl Harbor . Yamamoto ultimately chose Minoru
Genda , the air commander of the carrier Kaga , Japan ' s leading naval ace and
Yamamoto told his staff that Japan could not attempt to conquer the Eldorado of
the South without securing her left flank . Since the Philippines would have to be
conquered , American intervention was assured . Yamamoto decided that only ...
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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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