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Author: 江名武彦. 浜園重義. 中島一雄. 上島武雄. ; ; Risa MorimotoLinda HoaglundTakehiko EnaShigeyoshi HamazonoAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Edgewood Pictures : Distributed in the U.S. by New Day Films, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Japan, WWII Kamikaze are still revered as self-sacrificing heroes. Internationally, they remain a potent symbol of fanaticism. Until now, few outsiders knew that many Kamikaze survived their suicide missions. The candid, heartbreaking testimony of surviving Kamikaze conveys the true depth of war's travesty. Sixty years later, these humble men tell us about the horrors of the cockpit, their dramatic survival and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Japanese
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 江名武彦. 浜園重義. 中島一雄. 上島武雄. ; ; Risa Morimoto; Linda Hoaglund; Takehiko Ena; Shigeyoshi Hamazono; Kazuo Nakajima; Takeo Ueshima; Edgewood Pictures Inc.; New Day Films.
OCLC Number: 243827967
Language Note: Dialogue consists of a mixture of Japanese and English, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Special features include an interview (22 min.) with John W. Dower.
Credits: Editor, Maya Stark ; cinematographer, Francisco Aliwalas ; executive producers, Terao/Levine, Family Fund ; associate producer, Fumiko Hattori ; art director, Joe Wu ; animation, Jef Castro ; sound design, Tom Lino.
Performer(s): Interviewees: Ena Takehiko, Hamazono Shigeyoshi, Nakajima Kazuo, Ueshima Takeo.
Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (48 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
Details: DVD ; NTSC region 1.
Other Titles: Tokkō
Responsibility: a film by Risa Morimoto and Linda Hoaglund.

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"In Japan, WWII Kamikaze are still revered as self-sacrificing heroes. Internationally, they remain a potent symbol of fanaticism. Until now, few outsiders knew that many Kamikaze survived their suicide missions. The candid, heartbreaking testimony of surviving Kamikaze conveys the true depth of war's travesty. Sixty years later, these humble men tell us about the horrors of the cockpit, their dramatic survival and the survivors' guilt still haunting them"--Container.

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Wings of Defeat

(EMRO user published 2009-04-08 ) Very Good Permalink
Military history, particularly the history of World War II, occupies a certain pervasive significance in the American understanding of our past. Facets of the war, whether the Holocaust or Pearl Harbor, are taught to schoolchildren at a young age; the lessons and interpretations of those facets often...
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