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Suicide Squads

Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II: their Development and their Missions

By O'Neill, Richard
1999, Salamander Books, London
ISBN 1840650826
Paperback, 272 pages, 120 b/w photos, 54 line drawings, 8 maps

Descripton: The book includes sections about German midget submarines and manned torpedoes (technology and operation), among others. The book covers the following main topics: midget submarines; explosive motorboats; kamikaze aircraft; human torpedoes; and a chapter about the planned final defense of Japan against the Allied invasion. The weapons and actions of all sides of World War II are described (Japan, Germany, Italy, Allied), with a particular emphasis on Imperial Japan. First published 1981.

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