Written by Norman Cramp, Director of Darwin Military Museum
Even seventy-five years after the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbour and Darwin, the name Admiral Yamamoto resonates around the world when, and where, ever it is mentioned.
Admiral Yamamoto was a leading, albeit reluctant figure, and key player, in Japan’s expansionism in the 1930s that ultimately led to the Pacific war.
Although he often disagreed with the Japanese military government’s plans, Yamamoto was first and last a Navy career man and a true Japanese warrior.
What follows is a precis of his life and death.