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Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Banzai charges were forbidden by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the Japanese commander during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He regarded banzai charges as a waste of his soldier's lives

A Banzai charge (or "banzai attack") (萬歳突撃) was a tactic used by Japanese soldiers against American soldiers when they were losing World War II. Banzai charges were usually suicide charges. This was so they would have an honourable death without surrender. Also, the charges were a final attempt to gain success against the Allied forces, which usually had more troops.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Carga Banzai para niños

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