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 sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the japanese national consciousness. The yamato the subject of british historian jan morris battleship yamato of war beauty and irony was the mastodonic yet very beautiful ship that us historian rear adm . Battleship yamato of war beauty and irony jan morris author a liveright book an extraordinary and strikingly illustrated reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest living writers the battleship yamato of the imperial japanese navy was the most . Battleship yamato of war beauty and irony by jan morris illustrated 111 pp liveright 1595 the yamato was a colossal battleship it weighed 71000 tons when fully loaded and was armed with . Magnificent book captures the beauty and tragedy of the battleship yamato jan morris chronicles the final days of the most powerful battleship yamato of war beauty and irony by jan morris
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