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The Day of the Kamikaze (2008)

A documentary on how Japanese kamikazes were chosen and prepared for their missions during World War II.

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Peter Nicholson

Writer:

Peter Nicholson

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Qarie Marshall Qarie Marshall ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Hiroshi Shinjo Hiroshi Shinjo ... Himself - Unit Captain, Thunder God Squadron
Morimasa Yunokawa Morimasa Yunokawa ... Himself - Unit Captain, Thunder God Squadron
Iwao Nazuka Iwao Nazuka ... Himself - Chief Naval Aeronautical Engineer
Jim Verdolini Jim Verdolini ... Himself - Radioman, USS Randolph
Masuko Morioka Masuko Morioka ... Herself - Sister of Nobuaki Fujita
Yoshio Hashimoto Yoshio Hashimoto ... Himself - Navy Special Attack Pilot
Tadamasa Itatsu Tadamasa Itatsu ... Himself - Army Special Attack Pilot
Shigeyoshi Hamazono Shigeyoshi Hamazono ... Himself - Navy Special Attack Pilot
Fusako Ugaki Fusako Ugaki ... Herself - Commander Ugaki's Daughter-in-Law
Dick Whitaker Dick Whitaker ... Himself - Rifleman, US Marine Corps
Ray Barker Ray Barker ... Himself - Petty Officer Writer, HMS Victorius
Keith Quilter Keith Quilter ... Himself - Pilot, HMS Formidable
Stuart Eadon Stuart Eadon ... Himself - Fire Direction Officer, HMS Indefatigable
Ryo Maeda Ryo Maeda ... Herself - Sister of Masaaki Tokito
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This film reveals the extraordinary story of the Japanese Kamikazes of World War II and the world's first suicide bombing campaign. Using archive, drama reconstructions and interviews with the survivors and their relatives, this film explores how thousands of young Japanese men were persuaded to sacrifice their lives in the name of war, and the lasting effect it has had on their families.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 February 2008 (UK) See more »

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