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Suicide Squads of World War II

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During World War II, missions involving experimental aircraft and naval vessels were often suicidal, sometimes intentionally so. Italian commandos of the Decima Mas pioneered the use of piloted torpedoes and other underwater gear to conduct a number of hazardous, but successful raids on British shipping in the Mediterranean. British midget submarines, or "x-craft, " were i ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 28th 1989 by Hippocrene Books
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 28, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This book covers the men and machines that were oriented around suicide attacks in both the European and the Pacific theaters of war, although I will noly comment on the Pacific theater part in this review/synopsis.
History of Seppuku

The author goes into the history of suicide in Japan. Seppuku (also referred to as hara-kiri), has along history in japan, and was a privilege reserved by law for the samurai.

Seppuku to avoid the disgrace of capture is called setsujoku. Another form as junshi, which
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book covers the men and machines that were oriented around suicide attacks in both the European and the Pacific theaters of war, although I will only comment on the Pacific theater part in this review/synopsis.


History of Seppuku


The author goes into the history of suicide in Japan. Seppuku (also referred to as hara-kiri), has along history in japan, and was a privilege reserved by law for the samurai.


Seppuku to avoid the disgrace of capture is called setsujoku. Another form as junshi, which
...more
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