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The Kamikaze Hunters : The Men Who Fought for the Pacific, 1945

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The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. 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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Pan Books
1447227204 / 9781447227205
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
x, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (bl
20 cm
Reprint. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2015.