“I looked at him. He looked at me.” MORE THAN 4,000 Japanese aviators volunteered to be Kamikaze during the Second World War. Pilots in these so-called “Special Attack Forces” agreed to fly their explosive-laden planes straight into Allied warships, killing themselves,…Read more →
“Undeterred by death threats, Yamamoto continued to defy the regime. It was only his popularity with the navy and the admiration of the emperor that likely saved him.” IT WAS JUST before 3 a.m. on Hashira Island, Japan when a…Read more →
“Everybody’s bleeding. Who do you take first?” OUR LATEST AudioBurst comes from an interview with a Second World War veteran named Maury who is still haunted by his experiences as a combat medic. Thrown into action with little formal training…Read more →
Altogether, twenty-four ships were sunk or damaged by the kamikazes that day. Though the suicide planes had not succeeded in penetrating to the beaches, the cost to the United States Navy had been high. And April 6 was only a prelude to mounting terror in the seas off Okinawa. Onishi’s planes were not the only […]
By the autumn of 1944, many of the Japanese officers responsible for the day-to-day prosecution of the war against the Allies knew that the likelihood of victory was becoming remote. One of these men was Admiral Takijiro Onishi, a headstrong, arrogant commander who exuded a masculinity and drive contagious to the younger men who served […]
I would have to say no, that there is just not enough evidence here to convince me that Germany successfully tested any type of nuclear device. What do you think?