banzai charge

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Synonyms for banzai charge

a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties

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Whereas a Japanese soldier bent on a suicidal Banzai charge might absorb plenty of the little pills before falling, the average Wehrmacht trooper would be more inclined to seek medical attention after absorbing a round.
It is well documented that on several Pacific Islands some Japanese soldiers participated in Banzai charges armed with bayonets tied to a bamboo pole and the Soviet Union sent unarmed soldiers into attacks with instructions to pick up some fallen comrade's rifle.
The US island-hopping campaign bypassed Babelthuap in the Western Pacific's Palau Islands, so the Japanese garrison there didn't die in caves, banzai charges, or mass suicides.
Invariably such Banzai charges failed, with the backbone of the defending Japanese forces being broken.