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Suicide attacks have become a frightening modern day reality. An unprecedented military strategy, conceived by the Japanese in a frantic effort to avoid defeat during the final months of World War II, suicide attacks resulted in over 150 allied ships damaged and more than 4,000 U.S. soldiers killed. Although ultimately unsuccessful, this strategy was an effective and demoralizing campaign that left American troops uneasy and filled with dread.

Smithsonian Networks reveals never before seen film footage of Japanese kamikaze training, shares U.S. military footage, interviews veterans from both sides of the conflict, stages historic reenactments and shows you one of the world's only intact Kamikaze planes on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Day of the Kamikaze documents the origins of kamikaze battle and shares true, eyewitness accounts of the biggest and bloodiest suicide attack in history over two days in 1945 when the Japanese launched Operation Heaven against the allied fleet in the Pacific.

Eyewitness Kamikaze shares the personal stories of young WWII crewmen, survivors who faced an almost daily onslaught of kamikaze attacks. In their own words, it's a story they will never forget... nor will you.


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  • Actors: Not Applicable, Eyewitness Kamikaze
  • Directors: Not Applicable
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Infinity Entertainment/Hepcat
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001DZOCN2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,866 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dobey on June 8, 2014
This shows the story of the kamakize and it talks to survivors on both sides. There is a lot of good footage here and great interviews. You will learn that many of the young men were forced basically to do this. It's a failure in leadership that lead to this situation in Japan as they kept going when all was clearly lost. Fanaticism also is a factor in this . But the story is worth seeing and learning about his terrible part of history. I saw this on tv , so I can't comment on the quality of the dvd. But the story is a must see. "day of the kamakize' is worth your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tony on April 20, 2014
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good quality footage, excellent product presentation. have watched this several times with family and friends. strongly recommended it for history loving viewers.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Zymoyan on January 9, 2010
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Unfortunately the sound and pictures in this dvd jump considerable, but the content could be followed. It would be nice to have an opposing opinion too.
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