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Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony

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An extraordinary―and strikingly illustrated―reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest living writers The battleship Yamato of the Imperial Japanese Navy was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax as it were of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai―the ideals of honor discipline and self sacr. An odd little book from a great writer this tells a somewhat garbled version of the end of the YAMATO in 1945 overlaid with some broader musing on war and other ironies You can read this is perhaps 10 12 minutes Numerous other books one or two cited here will tell you far about this landmark vessel One of the clearest things in the book are the several maps at the end showing just how much punishment the ship took before she sank after about 3 12 hours of action End of an era indeed

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Ifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness Stoically poised for battle in the spring of 1945―when even Japan’s last desperate techniue of arms the kamikaze was running short―Yamato arose as the last magnificent arrow in the imperial uiver of Emperor Hirohito Here Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of the m. The story of this ship has been covered in much greater detail elsewhere but this short book perhaps does the best of portraying the ship as a metaphor for Japanese participation in World War Two The detonation on the cover even resembles the nuclear explosions at the war's conclusion Some readers will note parallels to the loss of the RMS Titanic I will keep this book as a reminder Kleist, Moos, Fasane uiver of Emperor Hirohito Here Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of the m. The story of this ship has been covered in much greater detail elsewhere but this short book perhaps does the best of portraying the ship as a metaphor for Japanese participation in World War Two The detonation on the cover even resembles the nuclear explosions at the war's conclusion Some readers will note parallels to the loss of the RMS Titanic I will keep this book as a reminder

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Agnificent ship itself―from secret wartime launch to futile sacrifice at Okinawa―but fundamentally interprets the ship as an allegorical figure of war itself in its splendor and its sualor its heroism and its waste Drawing on rich naval history and rhapsodic metaphors from international music and art Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic ele. Could not have been better

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