Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
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Название: Fire from the Sky: Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
Автор: Robert C. Stern
Год выпуска: 2010
Размер: 32,1 МБ
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.