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The Resource The kamikaze hunters : fighting for the Pacific, 1945, Will Iredale

The kamikaze hunters : fighting for the Pacific, 1945, Will Iredale

Label
The kamikaze hunters : fighting for the Pacific, 1945
Title
The kamikaze hunters
Title remainder
fighting for the Pacific, 1945
Statement of responsibility
Will Iredale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Follows a group of young men who fought towards the end of World War II, from their enlistment and initial training to the terrifying and unexpected reality of fighting against pilots who would rather choose death than a dishonorable defeat
Writing style
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10516403
Cataloging source
CDX
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Iredale, Will
Dewey number
940.544
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Kamikaze pilots
Target audience
adult
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fighting for the Pacific: 1945
Label
The kamikaze hunters : fighting for the Pacific, 1945, Will Iredale
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Flying sailors -- 2.They were like gods -- 3.Wakey-wakey, rise and shine, show a leg -- 4.Bags of food and lights and girls -- 5.Wings -- 6.They don't know what they want and they won't be happy till they get it -- 7.Flat-hatters -- 8.Blooded -- 9.Flattops -- 10.An enterprise of the first magnitude -- 11.The balloons go up -- 12.The jitter effect -- 13.The body crashers -- 14.April fools -- 15.A formidable return -- 16.Little yellow baskets -- 17.Breaking point -- 18.The absolute full -- 19.The final onslaught
Control code
000054838861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447284710
Isbn Type
(paperabck)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60002048065
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Stock number
12132508
System control number
(OCoLC)910654826
Label
The kamikaze hunters : fighting for the Pacific, 1945, Will Iredale
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Flying sailors -- 2.They were like gods -- 3.Wakey-wakey, rise and shine, show a leg -- 4.Bags of food and lights and girls -- 5.Wings -- 6.They don't know what they want and they won't be happy till they get it -- 7.Flat-hatters -- 8.Blooded -- 9.Flattops -- 10.An enterprise of the first magnitude -- 11.The balloons go up -- 12.The jitter effect -- 13.The body crashers -- 14.April fools -- 15.A formidable return -- 16.Little yellow baskets -- 17.Breaking point -- 18.The absolute full -- 19.The final onslaught
Control code
000054838861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 386 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447284710
Isbn Type
(paperabck)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60002048065
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Stock number
12132508
System control number
(OCoLC)910654826

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