Kamikaze: Japan’s Suicide Samurai -::- Raymond Lamont-Brown lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Arms & Armour Press, 1997, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; List of sources; Glossary;
From the cover: Out of the sun they came. Through a torrent of fire from anti-aircraft gun crews they hurtled relentlessly towards their targets. Their intention was the maiming or destruction of the vessel ahead at the price of certain death amongst searing flame and twisted metal. They were Emperor Hirohitos suicide samurai, Japans last response to a war that was turning against them.
Kamikaze is an emotive word which has entered English language dictionaries to describe an unthinking, manic suicide act, but it was not so amongst ardently patriotic Japanese. It was not a blind, insane action on their part; those who u…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, a decent copy otherwise.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.