FIRE FROM THE SKY

If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
FIRE FROM THE SKY
Surviving the Kamikaze Threat
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591142676
  • Binding: Hardcover (USAC)
  • Era: 20th Century
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Subject: World War II
  • Date Available: June 2010
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
$49.95 List Price
$39.96 Member Price
Full Description:

This is a new look at one of history's great terror campaigns, when in late 1944 the Japanese unveiled aterrifying new tactic: the suicide attack, or kamikaze, named after the "divine wind" that had once before, in medieval times, saved Japan from invasion. Intentionally crashing bombladen aircraft into Allied warships, these piloted guided missiles at first seemed unstoppable, calling into question the naval strategy on which the whole war effort was based. It documents the origins, strategic goals, and organization of Japan's special attack forces, as well as the culture that made suicide an honorable
inevitability.

Robert C. Stern has published more than twenty books, including the Battle Beneath the Waves and Destroyer Battles.

Customer Reviews
Reviews
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Average Customer Reviews
Stars

 
 

Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting

Wed, 2014-04-16

U.S. Naval Institute members and supporters are cordially invited to attend the 2014 U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting...

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership