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

I thought this was a sign that Japanese were getting too weak. His orders were to cause mayhem until the Japanese army would sent explicit orders or would hirooo to pick him up. A Voyage Of Self Discovery. Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away.

Quotes from No Surrender: Jul 24, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: In accordance with the Imperial command, the Fourteenth Area Army has ceased all combat activity.

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. A hero to his people, Onoda wrote down his experiences soon after his return to civilization. Onoda tells his story, in his own wo A gritty book of dark humor, grit, determination, and exasperation of a man who held out nearly 30 years against the belief that his country had surrendered, and World War II was over.


The ordinary officers act snooty and arrogant when Onoda wanted to conduct guerilla tactic. Feb 17, Stephen rated it really liked it. I have wanted to read this book for a long time.

The Japanese government offered him a large sum of money surrnder back pay, which he refused. A soldier who fought and survived the war’s longest, loneliest battle, Onoda became a hero to his people and his account of events, first published in Japan in and in English inhas enjoyed an approving audience ever since.

With the Old Breed. Crisis in the Pacific. This is the memoir of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines during World War II and held out for the next thirty years in the belief that the war was still ongoing.

Suzuki asked me why I would not come out I don’t think many of us today can imagine a world in which we assumed our entire country would die before surrendering.

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Great It’s so cinematic and ernest. He was to go to the island in the Phillipines and stage guerrilla warfare against the Allied Army. Publisher’s Summary In the Spring of2nd Lt. It was great that the reader was also japanese. The Battle for Okinawa.

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War by Hiroo Onoda

This account of those years is an epic tale of the will to survive that offers a rare glimpse of man’s invincible spirit, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. The author could be described as a veteran in every sense of the word, even though he was only age 21 when the war ended.

Dec 06, Krista Baetiong Tungol rated it liked it Shelves: No, cancel Yes, usrrender it Thanks! It was fascinating but frustrating to listen to. What was one of the most memorable moments of No Surrender? Retrieved 26 September Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or hirop, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.


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PS – I abhor the war crimes and atrocities committed by the Japanese military all over Asia. After his surrender Hiroo Onoda got disappointed by the loss of Japanese traditional values. The last page is perhaps the most thought provoking, and most soul wrenching, I have read in any book – fiction or non-fiction. Give as a gift.

Currently no other English edition is in print.

Hiroo Onoda

They concluded that the leaflet was Allied propaganda, and also believed that they would not have been fired on if the war had indeed been over. Hard work, nonstop play in the world of Japanese TV Name: History is written by the victors. Collect the bullets in a onofa bottle, put coconut oil on the bullet to prevent rusting, close the bottle with a steel cap to prevent rats from onodz the coconut oil!

The rest made perfect sense