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Hellfighter 08-21-2013 09:06 AM

banzai use in WWII?
 
i never could get the meaning behind what it mean

it was a like a warcry for their ruler (empire) or was there more to it then that?

think someone else may have a better chance knowing the answer to this

the true meaning in the word banzai use by the people in japan during WWII

i try wikimedia.org found no then on it other then games and products under the name it use

black hawk 08-21-2013 10:42 AM

well, from what i know, banzai is one of the least successful strategies used in WWII. I believe, it was somewhat like a last resort or action plan before defeat, which was usually pretty useless, because it generally led to huge losses for them. Yes, i think it was somewhat a warcry for their ruler, but also maybe for their homeland. I also read on wikipedia, that the japanese commanders used to give false victory reports to their chiefs about their success in banzai attacks. You might like to search for the Makin raids, during WWII. It's also their in the game Medal of Honor Pacific Assault.

Lakie 08-23-2013 12:51 AM

The term is properly "Tenno Haika Banzai" which translates to "Long live the emporer".

Hellfighter 08-25-2013 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bazinga! (Post 382462)
The term is properly "Tenno Haika Banzai" which translates to "Long live the emporer".


thanks, never did understand its true meaning WWII Banzai"? but i think that's right on the money there!

i know in WWII they look towards their Emperor as a god, so that sounds about right! "Tenno Haika Banzai"

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Originally Posted by black hawk (Post 382451)
well, from what i know, banzai is one of the least successful strategies used in WWII. I believe, it was somewhat like a last resort or action plan before defeat, which was usually pretty useless, because it generally led to huge losses for them. Yes, i think it was somewhat a warcry for their ruler, but also maybe for their homeland. I also read on wikipedia, that the japanese commanders used to give false victory reports to their chiefs about their success in banzai attacks. You might like to search for the Makin raids, during WWII. It's also their in the game Medal of Honor Pacific Assault.

sorry Banzai was use way before WWII in-battle they would yell out and die for who ever was their emperor at that time! just like to know whats the meaning behind it was is all. think mike got it totally there, Banzai wasn't an war plan/ strategies that gone wrong, more it was basic a war/ battle cry last word to their Emperor ruler....you basic had it right about the warcry


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