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INDEPENDENT LENS | WINGS OF DEFEAT | Film Clip #4 | PBS

Duration: 01:15

What were the Japanese Kamikazes thinking just before crashing into their targets? When Risa Morimoto discovered that her beloved uncle trained as a Kamikaze pilot in his youth, she wondered the same thing. Through rare interviews with surviving Kamikaze pilots, Morimoto retraces their journeys from teenagers to doomed pilots and reveals a complex history of brutal training and ambivalent sacrifice.

In this clip, American WWII veterans recall the mayhem of Kamikaze attacks.

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Post Date: May 5, 2009