Friday, November 7, 2014

The "Space Cruiser Yamato" Generation

This is an article from Japan Echo vol VI, No. 1, 1979, about the Space Cruiser Yamato phenomenon as seen by Mitsuru Yoshida, whose qualifications to speak on the subject are beyond dispute; he served on the actual battleship Yamato during World War Two. His memoir "Requiem For Battleship Yamato" should be required reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War in general, or super-battleships in particular.  I xeroxed this article from the bound periodicals section of my university library some years ago, and present it here as a public service.





1 comment:

Kelly Patrick Lannan said...

Brilliant!

A very insightful and unique view of the Yamato phenomenon from someone who served on the ship.

I would never have thought that we'd have an opportunity to read such a thoughtful and balanced perspective.

Thanks very much for posting it Dave, greatly appreciated!