Definition of Banzai attack
1. Noun. A mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of 'banzai'.
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Literary usage of Banzai attack
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1. Liberation: Marines in the Recapture of Guam by Cyril J. OBrien (1996)
"... arms fire. swamp from where the banzai attack had been mounted the night before. It was still manned heavily by Japanese, was dense, and the only means ..."
2. From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War by Jon T. Hoffman (1996)
"... Japanese launched a brief banzai attack against the Marine left. Not long after this effort dissolved, ..."
3. Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa by Joseph H. Alexander (1996)
"Major Jones sensed his exposed forces would be the likely target for any Banzai attack and took precautions. Gathering his artillery forward observers and ..."
4. Bloody Beaches: The Marines at Peleliu by Gordon D. Gayle (1996)
"Although the straggler reported some dissension within the ranks of that varied group, it seemed that a final banzai attack was under consideration. ..."