Will Iredale with Keith Quilter

Will Iredale with Keith Quilter
  • Henley Town Hall
    Henley Town Hall
  • 01/10/2015 04:30 - 01/10/2015 05:30


A dramatic and emotional journey back to 1945. The war in Europe was over - but on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter battle against the Japanese, who unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or kamikaze. In Kamikaze Hunters, former Shiplake College pupil Will tells the story of the men facing the terrifying reality of fighting against these pilots, who - rather than risk their country's dishonourable defeat - deliberately flew their planes into Allied aircraft carriers. Joining Will is Keith, aged 93 and one of those survivors, giving you a rare chance to hear firsthand what it felt like to come face-to-face with the kamikaze.

About Will Iredale

Will Iredale joined The Sunday Times in 1999, working first on foreign affairs and subsequently the home news section, where as a staff reporter he specialized in domestic news and undercover investigations. He currently advises some of Britain's leading businesses and brands on their profile in the media. His extraordinary story of the young British airmen who fought the Japanese suicide pilots, The Kamikaze Hunters, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. He lives in London with his wife.