A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945

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Newmarket Press, 1995 - History - 341 pages
The only book to dramatize from both the Japanese and Allied points of view, the events surrounding this tragic, historic last mission of the biggest battleship ever built in the history of naval warfare. Chosen as a Main Selection of the Military Book Club.

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On April 29, 1945, the Japanese battleship Yamato left her anchorage in Kure harbor and headed for Okinawa, accompanied by a single light cruiser and eight destroyers. The official mission of “Special ... Read full review

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As WW2 was drawing to a close the Yamato set sale on a one way mission to free Okinawa. A well written exploration of both the mindset and stratagey behind the kamikaze attacks at the end of WW2. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Spurr was one of the first Western correspondents to report from Peking after the 1949 establishment of the People's Republic of China.

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