節目介紹 Introduction

本輯兩小時特別節目講述二戰時期軸心國軍力為了力挽頹勢所採取的極端手段,以及日本神風特攻隊和納粹特遣隊的神秘起源。當時領導階層是反對自殺戰術的,但驅使這類戰爭手法的主力往往來自年輕的下級軍官,他們在軍國主義及極端國族主義的環境下成長。除了分析大眾迷思和戰時的政治宣傳,節目亦揭露許多在神風特攻隊現象背後的真人實事。
 
This 2-hour special recounts the desperate measures taken by Axis forces to stave off defeat in WWII and the mythical origins of the Japanese kamikaze and their Nazi counterparts. Many in leadership were opposed to suicide tactics--the driving forces were often young junior officers who had grown up in a culture of militarism and extreme nationalism. As well as assessing the contribution of myth and propaganda, we reveal the more human stories behind those caught up in the kamikaze phenomenon.