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Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
: Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
: Robert C. Stern
: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1848320388
: 2010
: EPUB
: 400
: 32,1
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By late 1944 the war in the Pacific had turned decisively against the Japanese, and overwhelming allied forces began to close in on the home islands. At this point Japan unveiled a terrifying new tactic: the suicide attack, or Kamikaze, named after the Divine Wind which had once before, in medieval times, saved Japan from invasion. Intentionally crashing bomb-laden aircraft into Allied warships, these piloted guided missiles at first seemed unstoppable, calling into question the naval strategy on which the whole war effort was based.







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