(RCA Japan) 15 Titel - versiegelte neue Kopie (Bear Family Records)
The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that had the Navy faced a different enemy the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on October 25, 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, meaning ´divine wind´ in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West. The attacks were terrifying: regardless of the damage inflicted on an attacking airplane, there was no certainty of safety aboard the ship until that airplane was completely destroyed. Based on first-person accounts, Tidal Wave is the story of the naval campaigns in the Pacific from the victory at Leyte Gulf to the end of the war, in which the US Navy would fight harder for survival than ever before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011260/bk_tant_011260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Toru Watanabe, approaching middle age, hears The Beatles song ´´Norwegian Wood´´ in an airplane and, with Proustian vividness, it transports him back to his student days in Japan with Naoko, Midori, and Storm Trooper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chancer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000312/bk_naxo_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A pilot of calculated courage, ´´Trap´´ entered the Navy when test pilots were more like stuntmen than engineers. Airplanes had not yet come into their own as weapons of war, and they had an undeveloped role in the fleet. His vision and leadership shaped the evolution of naval aviation through its formative years and beyond. When the threat of war in 1940 raised an alarm over the Navy´s deficiency in aircraft - especially fighters - Trap was appointed to lead the Flight Test Section to direct the development of all-new Navy airplanes. He played a key role in expediting the evolution of the two superb fighters that came to dominate the air war against Japan - the Corsair and Hellcat. After World War II, Trap returned as commander of the Naval Air Test Center to lead the Navy through the challenges of transitioning to jets. Trap was not only the first US Navy pilot to fly a jet, but is also recognized for defining the operating requirements for carrier-based jet propelled aircraft. Over the course of two decades, Trap tested virtually every naval aircraft prototype and pioneered the philosophy and the methods of the engineering test pilot. He demanded comprehensive testing of each airplane in conditions and maneuvers it would face in wartime fleet operations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008228/bk_tant_008228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru´s story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato´s fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States. As with most great battle stories, its ultimate concern is less bombs and bullets than human nature, less death than life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graeme Malcolm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018270/bk_adbl_018270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twinengined medium bomber. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, and saw service across four decades.It first gained fame for its use in the 18 April 1942 Tokyo Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.Designed to be used with the popular air combat game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Pier Giorgio Paglia, each WW2 Wings of Glory Airplane Pack is a ready-to-play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other WW2 Wings of Glory game product.
Including Keiichi Tanaami´s earliest works, drawings of pop, psychedelic art era after 1965 and all of the collage, painting, silk screen prints and animation works. The book will be like a catalogue raisonne for his early works for example the illustrations for the magazine ´´Shosetsu-gendai´´, drawing and collages for ´´Art journal´´, works of album cover of the band Monkees and Jefferson Airplane, animation series made for the film festival at Sogetsu Art centre, silk screen prints for the contest of the anti-Vietnam War against America and painting series of Hollywood actress.There are quite a number of curators now observing about Japanese art after the war as their historical research theme specifically about how the Western culture imported to and cultured in Japan.
In this companion to the HBO miniseries - executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman - Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. Between America´s retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur´s airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at Midway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, their solemn oaths to their country later led one to the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima, and the killing fields of Okinawa, until at last the survivors enjoyed a triumphant, yet uneasy, return home. In The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life stories of the five men who put their lives on the line for our country. To deepen the story revealed in the miniseries and go beyond it, the book dares to chart a great ocean of enmity known as The Pacific and the brave men who fought. Some considered war a profession, others enlisted as citizen soldiers. Each man served in a different part of the war, but their respective duties required every ounce of their courage and their strength to defeat an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender. The medals for valor that were pinned on three of them came at a shocking price - a price paid in full by all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001426/bk_peng_001426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.