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Japan's kamikaze pilots sacrificed their lives for the possibility of destroying the enemy's vessels and offered the last, best hope of victory in a war they had begun to lose. A major expert on Japanese culture uncovers the psychology, myth, and reality of this deadly strategy. Original records and personal testimonies describe the organization and operation of the kamikaze on every front. An incomparable portrait.
An examination of the psychology, myths and reality of the Japanese kamikaze programme of World War II. Detailed accounts of training, weapons and actual attacks, by air and sea, illustrate the idealism of young men wanting to die for the greater glory of their nation.