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Program Title: Wings of Defeat
EASC Code: JW-10
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English
Subject: History
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD
Director: Risa Morimoto, Linda Hoaglund
Producer:
Release Date: 2007
Running Time: 89 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: In Japan, WWII Kamikaze are still revered as self-sacrificing heroes. Internationally, they remain a potent symbol of fanaticism. Until now, few outsiders knew that many Kamikaze survived their suicide missions. The candid, heartbreaking testimony of surviving Kamikaze conveys the true depth of war's travesty. Sixty years later, these humble men tell us about the horrors of the cockpit, their dramatic survival and the survivor's guilt still haunting them.
Data Entry Date: 2/24/2009