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Battleship Yamato Jan Morris

Battleship Yamato By Jan Morris

Battleship Yamato by Jan Morris


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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 honour, discipline, and self-sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness.

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Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony by Jan Morris

The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, wasthe most powerful warship of World War II and representedthe climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of thesamurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrificethat had immemorially ennobled the Japanese nationalconsciousness. Stoically poised for battle in the spring of1945 - when even Japan's last desperate technique of arms,the kamikaze, was running short - Yamato arose as thelast magnificent arrow in the imperial quiver of EmperorHirohito.Here, Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of themagnificent ship itself - from secret wartime launch to futilesacrifice at Okinawa - but, more fundamentally, interprets theship as an allegorical figure of war itself, in its splendour andits squalor, its heroism and its waste. Drawing on rich navalhistory and rhapsodic metaphors from international musicand art, Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic elegy.

About Jan Morris

Born in 1926, Jan Morris served in the 9th Queen's RoyalLancers in World War II. The author of such classics as thePax Britannia trilogy and Conundrum, she lives in Wales andkeeps a replica of the Yamato on her desk. Her last bookCiao, Carpaccio! An Infatuation is also available from PallasAthene.

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GOR009208633
9781843681472
1843681471
Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony by Jan Morris
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pallas Athene Publishers
2018-02-01
112
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