Thursday, April 16, 2015
PBS airs "Kamikaze" (is this the same film as "Wings of Defeat"?)
PBS has been airing an hour-long documentary “Kamikaze”, about the Japanese suicide pilots during WWII. It is not completely clear which film this is (as there is also an Independent Lens film, “Wings of Defeat”), but it seems to be this one, “The Kamikaze Threat”
The Japanese started using “manned missiles” as a strategy of desperation toward the end if WWII, and the Nazis considered it.
The strategy, at a certain psychological level, previews 9/11.
The Japanese also used kamikaze submarines.