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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The diary went missing, and it was when he was reunited with onoea daughter in America some 40 years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow.

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Japan portal Biography portal. After the war ended Onoda spent 29 years holding out in the Philippines until his former commander traveled from Japan to informally relieve him from duty in Five stars because of how crazy it sounds, it sounds like fiction, and the thing is, he wasn’t unique, others like him also held out for years.

Well told narratively and evenly spaced in its time table.

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The Second World War. Entire regions were depopulated and destroyed. This book was a random find of my brother’s in a random antique shop’s book sale. Which character — as performed by Lane Nishikawa — was your favorite? Men should never compete with women. Overall the book was alright, just don’t expect action packed behind enemy lines stuff.


Want to Read saving…. He also released an autobiography, No Surrender: He did all he could to walk upright and gain respect from his leaders.

I would recommend this to any history buff. This classic war memoir, first published inis based on the author’s extensive diaries describing hard combat experienced on the Western Front during World War I.

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. 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.

This book is fantastic. Units and individuals under the command of Special Squadron are to cease military activities and operations immediately and place themselves under the command of the nearest superior officer. Feb 06, Tiffanymlewis rated it really liked it.

This is a great read for any history fanatic. After his surrender Hiroo Onoda got disappointed by the loss of Japanese traditional values.

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Max Hastings Narrated by: It’s the memoir of a Japanese soldier trained in guerrilla tactics and left on a Philippine island during World War II who eluded capture for 30 years and refused to believe the war was really over.


Yes, several search parties and many other attempts were made to convince the three main hold-outs to come out and surrender – but in reading the book, we can understand why they refused. This first-person account of those years of evading capture and trying to stay alive is filled with drama, tension, and excitement.

Loyalty to a fault – endearing and crazy at the same time. Commentator and producer URL: He did exactly that for the next 30 years.

This book serves as prime example on how NOT to live your life. The story is simply amazing. 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, like Lt.

Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the nd Infantry Division, German army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times. A great example of someone who had the Devine quality of submission Lately I have been reading and pondering Alma 7: Try to find this book.