banzai charge

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Noun1.banzai charge - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualtiesbanzai charge - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai'
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
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Soin Gyokusai Seyo, a graphic novel about a battalion of Japanese troops on the island of New Britain during WWII ordered on a suicide mission, was first published in 1973 and has just been republished in English as Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths.
Now, the "one hundred million" were told to act as "a shattered jewel" (ichioku gyokusai), which was a euphemism for dying in a honourable blaze of glory.