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Monday, 7 October, 2002, 14:25 GMT 15:25 UK
In pictures: Kamikaze pilot meets UK veterans
At the Imperial War Museum in London one of the few surviving Japanese kamikaze pilots, Hichiro Naemura, has met British war veterans whose ships were among his targets.

BBC News Online's Phil Coomes went along to hear their stories.

Hichiro Naemura
Hichiro Naemura volunteered for a suicide mission in January 1945 but was assigned to instructing kamikaze pilots.

Zero aircraft
The remains of a Japanese Mitsubishi Zero fighter aircraft at the Imperial War Museum

The cockpit of the Zero fighter.
Inside the Zero fighter, one of the best aircraft of World War II and often used for kamikaze missions.

Hichiro Naemura (l) meets Lt Commander Geoffrey Brooke (c) and Dave Nash (r)
Hichiro Naemura (l) meets British veterans Lt Cdr Geoffrey Brooke and Dave Nash both of whom survived kamikaze attacks.

Lt Commander Geoffrey Brooke and aboard HMS Formidable.
Lt Cdr Geoffrey Brooke brought along photos of himself during the war and a picture taken seconds after a kamikaze struck.

Stuart Eadon, Fire Officer on HMS Indefatigable
Stuart Eadon was the last person to see the kamikaze pilot who struck HMS Indefatigable.

Dave Nash, Seaman Torpedo man, HMS Formidable
Dave Nash feels no animosity towards the kamikaze pilots, "they were just doing a job like mine".

Albert Axell, author of Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Gods.
Albert Axell, who recently published a book called Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Gods, said only one in five got to their target.
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