War File: Kamikaze - To Die for the Emperor

War File: Kamikaze - To Die for the Emperor

     
 

The title, of course, refers to the Japanese pilots' "suicide missions" during World War II, that involved relentlessly bombarding Allied targets by diving straight in with their planes, and thus killing themselves in the process. Most were persuaded to do so as a means of self-sacrifice for the emperor of Japan, Hirohito. This program uses archival footage to explore… See more details below

Overview

The title, of course, refers to the Japanese pilots' "suicide missions" during World War II, that involved relentlessly bombarding Allied targets by diving straight in with their planes, and thus killing themselves in the process. Most were persuaded to do so as a means of self-sacrifice for the emperor of Japan, Hirohito. This program uses archival footage to explore this grotesque and deeply tragic facet of the said global conflict.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2008
UPC:
0723721229368
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Columbia River Ent.
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
0:53:00
Sales rank:
73,022

Special Features

Excerpts from other War File titles

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The War File: Kamikaze - To Die for the Emperor
2. March of Conquest [11:52]
3. Pilot Training [7:07]
4. Kamikaze [10:18]
5. Picket Duty [8:29]
6. Human Bombs [3:36]
7. Holy War [11:08]

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