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Divine Thunder : The Life and Death of the Kamikazes

Millot, Bernard; Blair, Lowell

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ISBN 10: 0356038564 / ISBN 13: 9780356038568
Published by Macdonald, 1971
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Divine Thunder : The Life and Death of the ...

Publisher: Macdonald

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

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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.

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Text: English, French (translation)

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