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The Divine Wind : Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II - Rikihei Inoguchi

The Divine Wind

Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II

Paperback Published: 12th November 2013
ISBN: 9781557503947
Number Of Pages: 304

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A classic and poignant treatment of Japan's struggle between recognition of the kamikaze's futility and the country's pride in having made the attempt to stem the tide of the American advance in 1944-1945, this account, given by two former Kamikaze pilots, testifies to Japanese perspective of the last days of World War II. This book stands out among English-language translations of Japanese accounts of the Pacific war, and was translated by a former American officer who fought against the Japanese in the Pacific.

Foreword
Publisher's Note
Preface
Preface
Birth of the Kamikaze
Mabalacatp. 3
Mishap Over Manilap. 14
"On Behalf of Your Hundred Million Countrymen"p. 18
Marianas Aftermathp. 22
Rise of the Kamikaze Spiritp. 29
Cebup. 38
Kamikaze Operations in the Philippines
The Sho Operation and Early Sortiesp. 47
First Successesp. 57
Extension of the Kamikaze Organizationp. 65
Life at a Kamikaze Basep. 75
Final Operations in the Philippinesp. 88
Philippine Exodusp. 106
Special Attack Units in Formosa
The Divine Wind in Formosap. 121
The Tan Operationp. 129
The Islands of Japan
The War Nears Japanp. 137
Homeland Special Attack Unitsp. 150
The End of the Imperial Navyp. 161
Last Days of Admiral Ohniship. 169
The Divine Wind
Admiral Ohnishi's Credop. 179
The Kamikaze Controversyp. 188
Last Letters Homep. 196
Appendix A. Kamikaze Attack Operations in the Philippine Islands Areap. 211
Appendix B. Kamikaze Attack Operations in the Formosa Areap. 223
Appendix C. Kamikaze Attack Operations in the Okinawa Areap. 224
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9781557503947
ISBN-10: 155750394X
Series: Bluejacket Paperback Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12th November 2013
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.75  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: New edition