Kamikaze Photo Album #1

by KK Bestsellers
$87.40 USD $87.40 USD

Description

This is a Japanese-language book or magazine about aircraft and/or aircraft modeling. Some Japanese aircraft books, such as the <em>Aero Detail</em> series contain complete English text as well. See the product description below for details.

This is a definitive two-volume photo book series detailing famous Japanese Kamikaze suicide attacks in WWII. This first volume covers the early period of air operation from late 1944 (Leyte and Luzon area) to March 1945 (Taiwan, Iwo-Jima and Japanese mainland neighboring waters). Hundreds of photos (all photos are in black and white) are gathered from military archives and private collections from both sides of the war. The Japanese photos are mostly composed of group photos of Kamikaze Attack Groups and of scenes at their bases. Most pages, however, are filled with Allied (mostly US; some British) side photos; these capture the scenes of fierce air defence combat (to shoot down Kamikaze planes) and the terrible damage caused by Japanese attacks on Allied aircraft carriers, battleships, supporting vessels and others. Photos are arranged for each of the attacked vessels. Illustrations of how the Kamikaze pilots struck are provided, as well. At the end of the volume 1 is included a long list of Kamikaze operations, Troops ID, combatant's rank and name and its war result, for both the IJN and the IJA air force. Unfortunately, there are no English captions. Hardcover, cloth bound with a sturdy slip case. 334pp.

Details

Code: KKB17070
Release Date: Jan 2003
Item Size/Weight: 22.1cm x 32.0cm x 4.0cm / 2050g
Manufacturer: KK Bestsellers