The End of the Japanese Fleet, 1945
The last operation of the Japanese Naval Command, writes Albert Vulliez, was a deliberate act of suicide. It was received by the people with a ‘sombre bitterness’. Translated by Patrick Turnbull.
In early April, 1945, encouraged by the serious damage inflicted on the American Okinawa invasion fleet by Kamikaze bombers, the Japanese Naval Command came to the decision to launch operation TEN-GO.