社会科学类纪录片,Others 频道 1991 年出品,是 Oth The War File 系列其中之一。



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  • 英文片名 :Kamikaze: To Die for the Emperor
  • 英文系列名:The War File
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :约 55 分钟
  • 版本 :DVD
  • 发行时间 :1991

Named after the “divine wind” which had twice intervened to prevent invasion by the armies of Kublai Kahn in the 13th Century, the Kamikaze pilots symbolised the extreme lengths the Japanese Imperial forces were prepared to go when faced with defeat. Opposed by the might of the American fleet, rebuilt after the surprise attack at Pearl Harbour, the Imperial seal of approval was given to suicide air attacks on the enemy stalking them in the Pacific.

Honoured for its purity, suicide was shrouded in ceremony and mysticism, capturing the Samurai spirit. It took several military forms when Japan withdrew from the League of Nations after occupying Manchuria in 1931. Ramming techniques were perfected alongside the development of human bombs, bullets and torpedoes, as the suicide tactics struck terror into the hearts of men trying to survive – by men wishing to die. It was the suicide pilots, dubbed “black edged cherry blossoms” who were the most feared in this savage arena.

Captured within this rare archive footage is the nightmare chaos of the Pacific War, the air thick with tracer bullets and belching smoke as the sea foamed with devastating destruction. Although the Banzai tactics eventually led to mass suicide amongst the Japanese and the gradual depletion of men and machines resulted in defeat – the American navy had been forced into retreat by the horrific onslaught. They and the rest of the world had witnessed the Samurai mentality, where a whole nation, from the Emperor downwards was honoured to die for their cause.


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内容 应用科学类 机械工程 航空器
社会科学类 军事 现代战争
史地类 历史 二十世纪
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