This summer I read that thing: It's some sort of insane 700 pages+ work on the air war in the South Pacific.Lots of erudition, reasonably entertaining, reasonably flagwaving. Anyway, page 218 he cites one Matome Ugaki, one of thoseguys that wasn't so interetsed in living through a post-war japan.  "[Yamamoto] was found on the seat outside of the plane,still gripping his sword. It hadn't decomposed yet and was said to be in astate of great dignity. He must really have been superhuman" That's what got me, superhuman admiral griping his sword, ina state of great dignity...   Saintlike Okay I am in..