I'm sorry this isn't on YouTube but i promise you its worth watching.
Amazing footage, I've never seen this before.
Really makes you think when you see planes with pilots in them just, throwing themselves at your ship.
the Kamikaze never had enough fuel for return trip, so they just do as ordered.
I bet they start crying before they nose dive into the ships.
Rated heart, really made me think.
Man, Japan has GOT to have the shittiest war track record. Kamikaze, rape, suicide over surrender. The culture has too much pride to be strategically efficient.
What? It's a great tactic
Watching that video made me very thirsty.
This reminds me. I remember a story about a kamikaze pilot that somehow survived and was fully conscience. He crashed into the water. The crew of the American Carrier actaully tried to save him, but the pilot blew himself up with a greande. Kinda sad, and showed me how brain washed the Japanese population was at that time period.
It's sad, most of them were forced against their will to do that. Most of them were locked inside those planes. :frown:
They blitzed the entire east from the east indies to east Russia.
They together with the Germans were the most skilled army in the world.
They however made a critical miss calculation on their aircraft carriers and armored vehicles.
But ultimately suffered from the same problem as Germany at the time. Lack of resources.
Yeah nice footage none the less. Seen most of it already though. And much more.
They had a really weird culture at the time. At least compared to the western ideas. They were brainwashed into thinking that Americans were truly evil and a lot of them believed it till their death
The Japanese military at the time was lagging behind in EVERYTHING technology wise. They had a weird mindset. They thought "if it worked before why change it or fix it?" but that mindset doesn't work when all the other nations around you are advancing ahead and you are just sticking to what "works".
They lacked everything a military needs.
The only thing they were on par with partially was planes. Their planes were faster and better at outmaneuvering then the American counter parts but they lacked the heavy armament and numbers
Like i said before. Their choice for cheap disposable aircraft carriers (british idea) was a dumb one for use against the US. And the lack of natural resources meant they had only few armored vehicles.
However, against equal and superior equipped defending forces in the east indies, china and hong kong they fared well.
The idea was to form a southeast asia Empire that could provide all resources Japan needed.
1. Even in the skill department they weren't the greatest. But really that can be said for any conscript army, there's its good divisions and its bad.sami-pso;23968460[B posted:
2. That was a factor, but part of it was just their own ignorance and unwillingness to embrace change. And once they finally did it was too late and slow.
3. Yeah on equal ground they did well. Really they even surpassed that Chinese army in a lot of ways.
I'm much more interested in the kind of propaganda and government these pilots had to endure to
drive them into this insane acting.
Remember Toyota? These aren't suicides, Japan just can't make brakes.
I feel sorry for both sides...
to observe the full extent of the sick fucks that were in the japanese army, scroll down and there's actually a picture of one of the victims sitting beside a US soldier.
Yeah being serious. Not even lying.
I don't think you understand what kind of sick shit they've done to people if you use comfort women as argument.
Pretty sure any army has soldiers raping people. Not saying it's not a problem. Just saying that what they did is not something unfamiliar to us in the west.
Besides, the western world has a history of armies and rebels raping women.
Kamikaze means "Divine Wind" right? more like flying fire cracker :/
Oh wow, that first one missed. Sucks for him.
Also, everyone talks about the plane version, but never about the suicide bomber on land. They did exist, particularly on the Eastern-East front, where they would usually be used to destroy tank/kill the tank crew. Although that was one of the main reasons why the Light Tanks were of any use for Soviet Union in WW2 (Japanese had horrible armor, which although amphibious (Soviets had amphibious armor earlier, most of it was destroyed in initial German attack, and the rest scraped for lack of armor and firepower), thus allowing for prolongation of use of BTs.).
And yes, other countries still have problems with soldiers raping enemy women and the US had a problem with it in vietnam, but it's not that japan just does it, it's how MUCH it happens. In almost every single one of their wars there has been horrifying amounts of brutal rape crimes. It's one thing if a rogue soldier rapes a woman because he's a freak and it's not condoned by the other members of the army, but it's another thing if the army is actually setting up camps to rape often extremely young women.
I'm not a fan of the US's military record either (I'm not american by the way, canadian) but there's no way to argue that america's war crimes are anywhere near that of japan.
The video isn't working for me, what was it about?
If I was locked in one I would just try to land it somewhere else.