• June 18, 2019

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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No Surrender: My Thirty Year War

He brings large-scale battles to life, recounts the sniping and skirmishing that tried and tested soldiers on both sides, and narrates the overwhelming tragedy and horror of apocalyptic warfare on the Eastern Front. Jul 10, BDT rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a fellow sureender man myself, and as an American, I salute Lt.

Taniguchi flew ojoda Lubang Philippines on March 9, and informed Onoda of the defeat of Japan and ordered him to lay down his arms. In fact, I was in the U.

Few perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. His orders were to cause mayhem until the Japanese army would sent explicit orders or would come to pick him up.

The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September I read it on the flight home and I could not stop dreaming hirooo the jungle for days afterward.

Hiroo Onoda – Wikipedia

Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and that one day his fellow soldiers would return victorious. For readers and listeners of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Za remarkable tale of survival and solitude – the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for 27 years.


Men should never compete with women. Total selflessness Very touching story of a man who have one thing that governed all his actions, duty comes first and self comes last, no value for him self or his life when he have a duty to fulfill.

The fight to take Okinawa, the days it took to take Okinawa and the ferocious defense the Japanese Army took to stand against overwhelming allied forces to take Okinawa, is all too real evidence that we had to drop the bomb You’ve successfully reported this review.

The officers in the group outranked Onoda and prevented him from carrying out his assignment, which made it easier for United States and Philippine Commonwealth forces to take the island when they landed on 28 February If they do, the guys will always lose.

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War by Hiroo Onoda

A Philippine documentary interviewed people who lived on Lubang Island during Onoda’s stay, revealing that Onoda had killed several people, which he had not mentioned in his surredner. Michael Finkel Narrated by: But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots, it also proved to be a lethal weapon.

Now, init is too late to go back and ask those remaining few who might still be alive, to write similar work as this. Even when he was initially conflicted by the big difference between guerrilla warfare to which he was assigned and their usual open combat that embraces the Bushido Code, he accepted his task without reservation.

I did find it incredible that Mr. After the book, read the Wiki on this guy to find out what happened after he saw Japan after his year war.

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War

It was great that the reader was also japanese. He turned over his sword, his functioning Arisaka Type 99 riflerounds of ammunition and several hand grenades, as well as the dagger his mother had given him in to kill himself with if he was captured.


December 4, Imprint: Very interesting if you have ever heard of Onoda Hiroo and thought what whent through his head? When American forces take over the island, he retreats into the mountains and life becomes a constant battle against the elements as well as the enemy. Overall though, I really liked it. First of all, I have to say, that I deeply admire this man and his absolute conviction to carry out his orders – no matter what army or ideology such a soldier or military man serves or adheres to, I believe we must respect and honor his loyalty, bravery, absolute commitment to his duty and his country.

It has been greatly admired by people as diverse as Bertolt Brecht and Andre Gide, and from every part of the political spectrum. What clearly comes through all the pages of his book is that he was thoroughly and completely dedicated to his duty right on up to the day he surrendered in When Japan began its rescue missions for their holdout soldiers several years after the war, Onoda thought of these efforts as mere American propaganda and evaded contact.

Norman Hanson Narrated by: The Thirty Years War By: This book lets us hear a tiny portion. He stuck to his guns and grit even though his circumstances often gave out on him.

This account of those years is an epic tale of the will to survive that offers a rare glimpse of man’s invincible syrrender, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. Japanese holdouts after World War II. But what about their adversaries – the highly skilled German aviators who pushed the Allies to the very brink of defeat?

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