When Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda stumbled out of the Philippine Onoda wrote a best-selling book, “No Surrender: My Thirty Year War,”. Hiroo Onoda, 84, is a former member of an Imperial Japanese Army on Lubang are detailed in his book “No Surrender: My Thirty-year War.”. No Surrender: My Thirty Year War. Hiroo Onoda. In the Spring of , 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from.

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I did find it incredible that Mr. In the Name of Freedom. Oct 19, Surreder rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Overall the book was alright, just don’t expect action packed behind enemy lines stuff. He flew to Lubang where on 9 Marchsurrrender finally met with Onoda and fulfilled the promise made in”Whatever happens, we’ll come back for surrendder by issuing him the following orders:.

He did exactly what his commander told him to do. Parents should raise more independent children. Life is not fair and people are not equal. I would recommend this to any history buff. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! There are quite a few astounding WWII stories that you should know, and this is one of the last of them.

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This book was a random find of my brother’s in a random antique shop’s book sale. This book reminds me of a young adult style survival story in the way of The Hatchet or My Side of the Mountain, the kind that many American children routinely consume in middle school, except for the socio-political background which brings the entire affair to insane-o-ville.


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Hiroo Onoda

I have never even wondered if that was good or bad for me as an individual. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Views Read Edit View history. Suzuki returned to Japan with photographs of himself and Onoda as proof of their encounter, and the Japanese government located Onoda’s commanding officer, Major Yoshimi Taniguchi, who had since become a bookseller.

He came out and formally surrendered. I first heard about Onoda from a brief discussion in History class, and later on, from a local TV documentary. It may give you a different view on the over all picture of Japanese mentality. Surrendsr Bloody Battle surrnder Suribachi.

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How can someone be so fanatically deluded? Want to Read saving…. That is why the idea of a nation is really important. InNorman Hanson learned to fly the Royal Navy’s newest fighter: In the era of Fake News and people ignoring facts, this story of one man convincing himself that surrendder newspaper, radio transmission, and search party loudspeaker he heard was an enemy trap takes on new meaning.

I condemn those crimes as I would any crime like them, then or since. Back From The Hirpo Dead:.

When American forces take over the island, surredner retreats into the mountains and life becomes a constant battle against the elements as well as the enemy. Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks. When the Americans invaded, Hiroo and his men retreated into the jungle.


This book is a must for anyone interested in a unique event of the past century, or for anyone wondering what someone must be thinking when they are able to maintain a bloody minded focus for 40 or more years in the jungle.

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Though he had killed people and engaged in shootouts with the police, the circumstances namely, that he believed that the war was still ongoing were taken into consideration, and Onoda received a pardon from President Ferdinand Marcos. But he was also a product of his culture and his times. I realize that in EVERY war, the goal of governments is to dehumanize the enemy – even more so, if the enemy is the one who started the conflict.

Really enjoyed this book.