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Day of the Kamikaze

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Day of the Kamikaze

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Some called it, "enemy attrition at the lowest possible cost, without regard to human life." Entire squadrons of Japanese kamikaze pilots flew straight to their death - taking their enemies with them.

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Trace the origins of kamikaze battle, and relive two days of horror in 1945, when the Japanese launched "Operation Heaven" against the allied fleet in the Pacific. This award-winning documentary details the biggest and bloodiest suicide attack in history, with unforgettable footage and eyewitness accounts.

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