banzai attack


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banzai attack

n.
A desperate attack by Japanese troops in World War II. Also called banzai charge.
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banzai attack

n
(Military) a mass attack of troops, without concern for casualties, as practised by the Japanese in World War II
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Noun1.banzai attack - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualtiesbanzai attack - 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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There are a lot of particulars about combat aircraft and plenty of harrowing detail on air combat, the Banzai attack of March 26, 1945 on Iwo Jima, and the loss of twenty-seven fighter pilots in the storm of June 1, 1945.
Excerpted from Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II by Bill Sloan.
On Saipan, while interrogating a prisoner, he learned of the exact timing for the final Japanese banzai attack and passed the information to higher headquarters.
Unrein was camped, the Japanese began a banzai attack. Between them and the artillery lay the three tents at the clearing station and Mr.