The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.
In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze.
Drawing on meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors, Will Iredale follows a group of young men from the moment they joined up through their initial training to the terrifying reality of fighting against pilots who, in the cruel last summer of the war, chose death rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat and deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers. A story of courage, valour and dogged determination, The Kamikaze Hunters is a gripping account of how a few brave young men helped to ensure lasting peace.
Will Iredale joined The Sunday Times in 1999, working first on foreign affairs and subsequently the home news section, where as a staff reporter he specialized in domestic news and undercover investigations. He currently advises some of Britain's leading businesses and brands on their profile in the media. His extraordinary story of the young British airmen who fought the Japanese suicide pilots, The Kamikaze Hunters, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. He lives in London with his wife.