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The last Kamikaze : testimonials from WWII suicide pilots

Takahashi, Masami
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  • Creator by Masami Takahashi
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 streaming video file (63 min.)
  • OCLC ocn701798421

Summary

  • This film explores the minds of former suicide bombers who participated in the first well-orchestrated suicide mission in modern history, the one carried out by the air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Although in the beginning, these suicide pilots were university graduates and intellectual elites in their 20s, by 1942 the Navy was aggressively recruiting a large number of boys who were only in their low teens. Fortunately, some never flew their final suicide mission because the war ended before it was their turn to fly out.

Notes

  • Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010).
  • Previously released on DVD.
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