Divine Thunder: Life and Death of the Kamikazes

Divine Thunder: Life and Death of the Kamikazes by Bernard Millot

Title: Divine Thunder: Life and Death of the Kamikazes
Author: Bernard Millot
ISBN10: 0356038564
ISBN13: 978-0356038568
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd; 1st ed edition (September 23, 1971)
Language: English
Subcategory: Asia
Size PDF: 1766 kb
Size Fb2: 1842 kb
Rating: 5.0/5
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Pages: 304 pages
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Divine Thunder: Life and Death of the Kamikazes by Bernard Millot


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In the autumn of 1944, as American forces grew stronger in the Pacific, the Japanese were realizing they were outnumbered and resolved to do something drastic. Drawing from a legend 700 years old, about the gods providing a typhoon (or as they called it a "divine wind") for their protection, the Japanese organized "special attack forces" to provide their own man-made divine thunder..

This is an absorbing account of the Japanese Naval Special Attack Suicide Fliers, the "Kamikazes" - squadrons of airplanes that would purposely crash dive into Allied ships, often with devastating results. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and a bibliography.