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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Despite some interference by the remaining B - 17s , Homma had little trouble in
securing his initial landings or in following them up with the disembarkation of
supply train columns . The very small American Asiatic Fleet , comprised primarily
craft were no longer apparent , they would destroy the American supply train and
, if possible , direct their fire on American troops ashore . For the superstitious in
the Japanese Navy , plans began to go astray from the first . The submarines ...
This constituted a major error because it failed to take into account America's far
longer supply lines in the Pacific. The American merchant marine would have
been a vulnerable, tempting target indeed had the Japanese directed a major, ...
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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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