The last kamikaze: ‘I felt the blood was draining from my face’

‘It sounds strange, but we were congratulating each other for being selected’ for the special suicide attack unit. ‘When I knew we had lost the war … the thought going through my mind was I had missed my chance to die … and be remembered in infinite glory.’ Two Japanese veterans share memories of the second world war and the aftermath of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.

The last kamikaze: two Japanese pilots tell how they cheated death.

Categories: Japan

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