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Author Takahashi, Masami.

Title The last Kamikaze : testimonials from WWII suicide pilots / by Masami Takahashi
Published Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 2007
Online access available from:
Ethnographic Video Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (63 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary This film explores the minds of former suicide bombers who participated in the first well-orchestrated suicide mission in modern history, the one carried out by the air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Although in the beginning, these suicide pilots were university graduates and intellectual elites in their 20s, by 1942 the Navy was aggressively recruiting a large number of boys who were only in their low teens. Fortunately, some never flew their final suicide mission because the war ended before it was their turn to fly out
Notes Previously released on DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010)
Event Recorded in Japan
Subject Kamikaze pilots -- Japan -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese.
Genre/Form Documentary
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Gaskins, Suzanne, narrator
Parker, John, narrator