SUICIDE SQUADS The Men and Machines of WW11 Special Operations
272 pages, 19 photographs and illustrations
A detailed exploration of the hazardous 'Special Attach' weapons and forces of World War 11, Suicide Squads examines the role of explosive motorboats, midget submarines, human torpedoes and kamikaze aircraft. In addition to weapon development, Richard O'Neill describes the actions themselves including Pearl Harbour, the raid on Sydney Harbour and special forces missions at Guadalcanal, Midway and Okinawa.
The bravery of the men from all sides who went to war in suicidal or near-suicidal weapons cannot be overestimated. The story of these special attack forces remains a testimony to ingenuity, desperation and courage.