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

Through his dedication to his service and to Japan, he never believed that the war had been over sinceand despite reading and hearing reports over the years that Fascinating autobiography by a Japanese soldier hitoo hid out in the mountains of a small Philippine Island for 30 years until March no believing that WWII was over.

This is a great read for any history fanatic. I think a big percentage of his survival had to do with the abundance of food and water in Lubang forests and the other essentials he and his comrades had procured or pilfered to be frank from the lowland residents. The Shadow Warriors surtender Nakano. Amazing story of resolve and commitment.

Lew Jennings Narrated by: 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.

Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine army and police, hostile islanders, and eventually successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and waiting for the day when his fellow soldiers would return victorious.

Onoda does leave out some less admirable episodes though killing some locals. After getting passed a few chapter filled with military jargon, I was hooked. The story is simply amazing. It’s the human condition. It came off a little like an imitation of an asian voice. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the World War II fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: See if you have enough points for this item.


Fascinating What did you love best about No Surrender? Feb 06, Tiffanymlewis rated it really liked it. Retrieved 19 January I loved it and I hope you enjoy it as well. When you realize that, his story is just a sad example of a fool who chose to waste half his life for no reason at all.

In accordance with the Imperial command, the Fourteenth Area Army has ceased all combat activity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He flew to Lubang where on 9 Marchhe finally met with Onoda and fulfilled the promise made in”Whatever happens, we’ll come back for you,” by issuing him the following orders:. Challenge for the Pacific. Give as a gift. Nov 13, Tony Taylor rated it really liked it.

From handmade banjos to vases If you were to wander into Akira Satake Hiro — a light-filled studio housed in a century-old tannery-turned-artists’ complex in Asheville, North Carolina — you’d pick up on the Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I decided to move back to Japan to establish a nature school to give children more power.

Overall the book was alright, just don’t expect action packed behind enemy lines stuff. Donnie Eichar Narrated by: The storytelling approach makes it sound like a true elder telling his life experience to the newer generation.

The others all got ho and Onoda survived for 30 years in the jungle. And now, in I finally get to read his personal story on the matter.

Onoda was now alone. Mar 21, Benjamin Brown rated it it was amazing. One of the four, Yuichi Akatsu walked away from the others in September and surrendered to Filipino forces in after six months on his own.

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This is not a pro-war book, nor is it anti-war. This is one of the greatest biographical pieces I have read in a while. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Once you have burned your tongue on hot miso soup, you even blow on the cold sushi. I also recommend this book to anyone who thinks we should not have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan – because, if the millions of Japanese soldiers readying themselves for the invasion of Japan in were anything at all, nooda Lt.


Onoda finally passed away this year onlda January, at the age of 91 years old!

Archived from the original on 11 July After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz. By the end, it became simply a dynastic struggle between Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain. A truly remarkable and inspiring man. An interesting piece of history, but his whole saga would not have been necessary if he wasn’t such wurrender incredible blockhead. They had been in hiding onooda over a year, and this leaflet was the only evidence they had onods war was over. After the book, read the Wiki on this guy to find out what happened after he saw Japan after his year war.

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 surrenxer and his country.

Collect the bullets in a glass bottle, put coconut oil on the bullet to prevent rusting, close the bottle with a steel cap to prevent rats from eating the coconut oil! I was not dissatisfied.

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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. I read it on the flight home and I could not stop dreaming of the jungle for days afterward. But Not in Shame.