Kamikaze attacks were a Japanese suicide bombing tactic designed to destroy enemy warships during World War II. Pilots would crash their specially made planes directly into Allied ships.
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alliance of countries that opposed the Axis during World War II. The Allies were led by the U.S., the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
group of nations, territories or other groups of people controlled by a single, more powerful authority.
to hire or use.
fierce or savage.
suicide bombing tactic used by the Empire of Japan during World War II, in which a pilot would deliberately crash an explosives-laden plane into an enemy warship.
having to do with a government's navy, or military ships and crew.
person who steers a ship or aircraft.
set of actions or rules.
tactical military unit.
intentional taking of one's own life.
violent attack intended to kill the attacker as well as victims and/or property.
procedure or method for accomplishing a goal.
total surrender (giving up), in which no terms or guarantees are offered to the surrendering party.
seagoing vessel built for armed conflict.
(1939-1945) armed conflict between the Allies (represented by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union) and the Axis (represented by Germany, Italy, and Japan.)