Kamikaze: War in the Pacific (1999)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

This documentary on World War II focuses on what in 1941 was a new and frightening military strategy -- the Japanese "kamikaze" pilots, who after using the conventional weapons associated with their aircraft (such as machine guns and bombs) would deliberately crash into enemy targets, with the pilots giving up their lives for their cause. Kamikaze: War in the Pacific examines the genesis of this disquieting fighting technique, as well as its influence in modern-day military and terrorist applications.



attack, bombing, Japanese [nationality], kamikaze, Pacific-Ocean, suicide-mission, warfare, world-war