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Kamikaze attacks of World War II - a complete history of Japanese suicide strikes on American ships, by aircraft and other means
Robin L. Rielly
Paperback / softback
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
UK Publication Date

Drawing on U.S. government reports, interrogation reports of Japanese officers, ship action reports and secondary sources, this book details more than 400 kamikaze attacks by Japanese aircraft, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers against U.S. ships during World War II. Part One focuses on the traditions, development and history of the kamikazes, including the origins of the samurai class and its ethos, the development of kamikaze aircraft and watercraft, and the indoctrination of children in the Japanese school system. Part Two details the kamikaze attacks on ships in the waters around the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Taiwan, Okinawa and Japan. Appendices list all of the U.S. ships suffering kamikaze attacks along with casualty figures, outlines and silhouettes of various U.S. ships involved in kamikaze attacks, and silhouettes of Japanese kamikaze aircraft.

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Robin L. Rielly previously taught U.S. history, Asian studies and international relations. He serves as historian for the National Association of USS LCS(L) 1-130 and lives in Manchester, New Jersey.

Keyword Index
World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, Japanese.|World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, American.|Kamikaze pilots - History.|World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific Area.|Warships - United States - History - 20th century.
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Number of Pages
viii, 376

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