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Publisher's Summary

In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or kamikaze.

A story of courage, The Kamikaze Hunters is a gripping account of how a few brave men helped to ensure peace.

©2015 Iredale Communications (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A gripping account of a virtually unknown drama.... His story is laced with vivid anecdotes which wonderfully illustrate the character and calibre of the individuals who took up this great challenge." (Jonathan Dimbleby)

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Interesting and informative.

A long overdue history of the British Pacific Fleet. I found the chapter on the Palembang airstrikes enthralling. Well worth the investment in time to listen to.

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A Fascinating WW2 Fleet Air Arm Insight.

Brilliant book about the FAA in WW2 and the lives of its young pilots. Top read.

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  • Geoff
  • 02-03-2017

Riveting story, didn't want it to end

As the books opening suggests, the RNs Pacific fleet and the fleet air arm's actions are not well known at all. The book sheds light on this forgotten fleet and is a fascinating insight into the background, training and ultimate actions of these young men. I really enjoyed the performance of this book and would highly recommend.

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  • Barry Martin Cooke
  • 01-03-2017

A must for those interested in British Military history.

The book delivers an outstanding very personal heartfelt account of the great achievements of the Royal Navy's forgotten war.

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  • Norman Cullender
  • 14-02-2017

A window into a forgotten group of fighting men

A really interesting look at an area of WW2 the Fleet Air Arm in the Pacific. Well read.

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  • Steve Carter
  • 10-02-2017

Detailed history & events of Navy's Fleet Air Ar

A well read comprehensive history of flying in the British Navy, the plans, people and battles with a good amount of first hand accounts.