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The War File: Kamikaze - To Die for the Emperor

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.
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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.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • UPC: 723721229368
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Columbia River Ent.
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W / Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 72,696

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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Disc #1 -- The War File: Kamikaze - To Die for the Emperor
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   Scene Selection
   More War Files
      Churchill's War
      The Enigma of the Swastika
      The SS - Blood and Soil
      Himmler the Mystic
      Adolf Hitler
      Hitler's Secret Weapon
      Kamikaze
      U-Boat War
      U-Boat War - Iron Coffins
      U-Boat War - Sea Wolves
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