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  • Requiem for Battleship Yamato

  • By: Yoshida Mitsuru, Richard Minear (translator)
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru's story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato's fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States.

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  • Brutally Honest Account of Institutional Idiocy

  • By Austin Thompson on 05-31-14

interesting insight

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Reviewed: 01-30-18

Not so much a story about the battle or the ship. It is an insightful look in the culture behind the Japanese Imperial Navy. The acceptance that the game was lost, and futility of the conflict leading up to these events. Real history, not popular history.