[Libérer] Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony Par Jan Morris
T However apart from the above I was dismayed to see that there are some inaccuracies for example the battleship Prince of Wales was built in Cammell Lairds shipyard in Birkenhead not on the Clyde Anyway cutting to the chaseI returned the book Stories we read about historical events could use books ike The Battleship Yamato Here the author sets aside the mere sterile narration of what happened and instead delves into a sense and feel of it all a story Zoete tranen level profound than just description I would suggest first reading about the Yamato the wiki say Then read this book in one sitting This book will be re read pulled off the shelf anytime and opened to any page again and again Highly recommend The story of this ship has been covered in much greater detail elsewhere but this short book perhaps does the best of portraying the ship as a metaphor for Japanese participation in World War Two The detonation on the cover even resembles the nuclear explosions at the war s conclusion Some readers will note parallels to theoss of the RMS Titanic I will keep this book as a reminder This uite short book is not so much about the ship itself but rather what might have been the human story of the crew on the finalmission to challenge the American invasion of OkinawaThe Yamato was accompanied by a number of destroyers but crucially had no air cover and had to rely on ship board anti aircraft artilleryAt her final refit in January to April 1945 for instance she had her close in 25 mm cannon armament increased to 152 gunsThe US Navy carrier based aircraft onslaught destroyed the world s greatest battleship with many bomb and torpedo strikesA couple of proof reading slips page 62 suggesting the main 18 inch guns fire at 75 per minute and page 67 suggesting that Yamato had eleven vast 18 inch gunsIf the reader is really interested in the battleship itself a book The Battleship Yamato by Janusz Skulski is a magnificent point of reference trouble is at 30 it is a bit priceyat 30 it is a bit pricey18 inch guns Good rea. Agnificent ship itself―from secret wartime aunch to futile sacrifice at Okinawa―but fundamentally interprets the ship as an allegorical figure of war itself in its splendor and its sualor its heroism and its waste Drawing on rich naval history and rhapsodic metaphors from international music and art Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic ele.
Being a fan of the show Star Blazers I figured I d pick up this book to see what the real Battleship Yamato was all about Not really what I was ooking for but will do I m a fan of the machinery of war and the innovations that go into producing themInitial reaction was that this book is a Revived lot smaller than anticipated I expected a regular sized book but ended up with something that is about the size of a romance novel on it s side The book also has aot of filler material Lots of two page spreads that don t have anything to do with the battleship or WW2 Example there is a two page spread of George Washington crossing the Delaware weird rightThe book does have Student Research Projects in Calculus lots of pictures of the Yamato and the author does preface the book with a veiled message that this isn t only a biography of a ship but something artsy which probably explains all the unrelated pictures If you want a book that is a useful reference on the Yamato as I had you willikely be disappointed by this rather yrical musing on the nature of the argest battleship ever built However if you re interested in an almost Zen approach to a book on military hardware one Love for Imperfect Things long on philosophy and short on facts and figures this book is for you I was not originally pleased by this book but on further reflection it does offer an uniue approach to discussing Japan s premiere capital ship Could not have been better Not a badittle bookbut 2 glaring errorsHMS Prince of Wales Royal Navy battleshipwas built by Lairds at Birkenheadon the Merseynot on the ClydeWorld War 2 began in 1939not in 1941 as the author statesThe USA entered WW2 in 19412 years after it started An odd A Heart of Stone little book from a great writer this tells a somewhat garbled version of the end of the YAMATO in 1945 overlaid with some broader musing on war and other ironies You can read this is perhaps 10 12 minutes Numerous other books one or two cited here will tell you far about thisandmark vessel One of the clearest things in the book are the several maps at the end showing just how An extraordinary―and strikingly illustrated―reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest iving writers The battleship Yamato of the Imperial Japanese Navy was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax as it were of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai―the ideals of honor discipline and self sacr.
Uch punishment the ship took before she sank after about 3 12 hours of action End of an era indeed An elegiac allegorical ament on the futility of war and its wasteful sacrifice This is a uickly paced intense beautifully illustrated book on the death and the silliness of mass hysteria told through the Language and Linguistics lens of observers from afar Was any of it worthwhile No in this reader s humble opinion but read it for yourself it won t take veryong In short a triumph by one of the world s greatest writers It was a wonderful book which Divertimento lead me the reader to examine my how I thought about the young men the enemy in WWII it not only made me think but gave such a full and rounded context to this one fateful incident near the end of the Pacific War As it brought up a mixture of feelings I was moved by it andeft astonished at how this act of self sacrifice was not a uniue event in the history of human warfare This is a uniue and reflective musing essay call it what you will on the ultimate futility of war and evoking the sense of fruitless if stirring sacrifice of the Love Is a Fairy Tale loss of the world sargest battleship in the dying days of the Second World War It s brief Promise at Dawn less than an hours read and I suspect that if Jan Morris wasn t a belovediterary icon now in her 90s this work of self indulgence would not have see ight of day As it stands this is reflection of war beauty and ironywill be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys her work or is ooking for something a ittle out of the ordinary I was hoping for a very different book and did not get it I have uite a few books by this author and have enjoyed them all The problem with this one is that if you are expecting any detailed information about the design service history and so on then you will be disappointed The second point is that although beautifully produced the book is so short you could easily finish it within the hour In it there are comparisons over the Imperial folly of former times with that of Japan during WWII illustrated with suitable paintings to make the poin. Ifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness Stoically poised for battle in the spring of 1945―when even Japan’s ast desperate techniue of arms the kamikaze was running short―Yamato arose as the ast magnificent arrow in the imperial uiver of Emperor Hirohito Here Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of the