In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1kamikaze masculine(pilot/mission/plane) masculine kamikazesuicida humorous
- One point Hanson alludes to is the real difference between the Japanese kamikaze as a tactical weapon of terror and the fanatical suicide zealot as a terrorist.
- The terrorists used civilian aircraft as kamikazes to blast American centers of commerce and destroy global symbols of American power.
- For example, a night fight against kamikazes during battle for Okinawa, with antiaircraft shells and tracers and exploding airplanes lighting up the sky, is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen on film.
- Admittedly, people have made too much of the apocryphal remark attributed to Adm Chester Nimitz that no surprises occurred in the Second World War in the Pacific except the kamikazes.
- In all subsequent amphibious campaigns - Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa - the carriers battled land-based Japanese kamikazes, striking their airfields and other strategic targets.
- These attacks continued to the end of the war, and while modern conventional air defenses inflicted heavy casualties, enough kamikazes got through to their targets to inflict serious losses on US naval ships and personnel.
- Robot kamikazes will soon be so cheap that anyone that nurses a grudge with the US can stock up on thousands of them, so many that it would be absurd to think that any countermeasure will be effective.
- This culminated in the thousands of young Japanese who volunteered for the kamikazes - either through the use of planes or as ‘human torpedoes’.
- Alongside the land side Japanese defences, the Japanese high command put their faith in the kamikazes which it was believed would inflict such serious casualties on the Americans in Okinawa that they would retreat.
- Iwo Jima helped teach us how to deal with kamikazes.
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