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The kamikaze hunters : fighting for the Pacific, 1945 / Will Iredale.

By: Iredale, Will.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Macmillan : [distributor] Macmillan Distribution (MDL) : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Booksite Afrika, 2015Copyright date: ©2015 Edition: Unabridged, Air Iri OME.Description: i, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781447284710 (pbk.) :; 9780230768192 (hbk) :; 1447284712 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area | Kamikaze pilotsDDC classification: 940.544952 Summary: In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze. Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they joined up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers. A story of courage, valour and dogged determination, The Kamikaze Hunters is a gripping account of how a few brave young men helped to ensure lasting peace.
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In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze.Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they joined up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers. A story of courage, valour and dogged determination, The Kamikaze Hunters is a gripping account of how a few brave young men helped to ensure lasting peace.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze. Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they joined up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers. A story of courage, valour and dogged determination, The Kamikaze Hunters is a gripping account of how a few brave young men helped to ensure lasting peace.

General.

Will Iredale joined The Sunday Times in 1999, working first on the foreign news desk and subsequently the home news desk, where he specialised in undercover investigations. Since 2007 has worked in media communications and currently advises businesses and individuals on their relationship with Fleet Street and the wider media. He lives in London.

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