Review of “Sacrifices of the Sky” (1998)


Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Read in 2021.

Read in Turning Point.

The self-sacrifice of WW1-era aircraft pilots.

Published as a commentary on Wind, Sand and Stars (1939) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Miyazaki wanders off topic to paint his picture of the era as one of tragedy, adventure and the paradoxical love of flying.

References here: Turning Point: 1997–2008 (2008/2014), The Wind Rises (2013).

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