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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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally Honest Account of Institutional Idiocy

  • By Austin Thompson on 05-31-14

Nice piece of history

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of listening to a Japanese point of view the biggest disappointment was a British voice telling the story overall it was very engaging with a lot of detail