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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Jul 28, Michael Tidd rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about No Hkrooplease sign up. Feb 06, Tiffanymlewis rated it really liked it.

The description of his selfless dedication to a cause allows us a rare glimpse of the invincible spirit of the human being, and his ingenuity in adapting to primitive surroundings is a surtender on man’s resourcefulness. The ordinary officers act snooty and arrogant when Onoda wanted to conduct guerilla tactic. We do not often hear what our old foe had to say because every distant drum beat has come from America and our victory – drowning out the voices of the past that there was another side to that war – one I think we never wanted to hear.

Mar 07, Chelsea rated it really liked it. I think the book stated that during a firefight with the natives, one of the islanders fell off to the side. After hrioo surrender Hiroo Onoda got disappointed by the loss of Japanese traditional values. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Wounded five times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Gottlob Herbert Bidermann saw action in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol, participated in the vicious battles in the forests south of Leningrad, and ended the war xurrender the Courland Pocket.

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.

Fascinating autobiography by a Japanese soldier who hid out in the mountains of a small Philippine Island for 30 years until March no believing that WWII was over.

The last page is perhaps the most thought provoking, and surrenrer soul wrenching, I have read in any book – fiction or non-fiction. This book reads like a Robinson Caruso rendition, the day-to-day struggle to survive in the jungles, alone, without any contact from friendly outsiders that one could trust. This story held me for the whole six and half hours.

Onoda, who had been promoted to lieutenant, ordered the men to take to the hills. Even after the Japanese forces surrender or are killed, courage and conviction allow him and his few comrades to continue until he alone returns to civilization. In accordance with military Headquarters Command No.

No Surrender: My Thirty Year War

Very inspiring, sometimes even sad, and sometimes you feel its too much, but this is what happened and he has his reasons for making his decisions. Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Beyond. His story delves deeply into the mental state of a survivalist-warrior. 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.

I really wanted to read it, but I took a star because the book never mentions how Hiroo Onoda felt once he came back to Japan. Challenge for the Pacific. Onoda died just 5 months ago. You submitted the following rating and review. Hiroo’s stubborness makes you want to scream.

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Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. When World War II ended for me in onoca, the past all seemed like a dream.

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. 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.

See 1 question about No Surrender…. Fast, rugged, and demanding to fly, it was an intimidating machine. Why had he killed his parents instead of moving out? We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Within a short time of the landing, all but Onoda and three other soldiers had either died or surrendered.

When we surrneder to war we know we have to kill an enemy in compliance with our orders and our duty to our own country, regardless – and if we think we are killing an enemy and not a human being, it makes it easier to carry out that duty.

Japanese Pacific Island Defenses — Until Onoda’s comrade Kozuka fought alongside him until surreneer tragic death in a police shoot-out.

Overall the book was alright, just don’t expect action packed behind enemy lines stuff. In the plus years since the Allied victory, stories of these pilots’ heroics have never been in short supply.

Cattle farmer Entrepreneur Education. I think that even though what he did at the time was stupid considering the war was over, we also have to appreciate what he did for his cause. THIS is the book that will explain the near-insane loyalty and tenacity of the individual This book was a random find of my brother’s in a random antique shop’s book sale. In this regard, we can completely understand the terrible difficulties we faced in WWII against hundreds of thousands of like-minded Japanese soldiers Retrieved 5 February This is an outstanding personal memoir, written with great thoughtfulness and honesty.

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. Required reading for those who like the topic of guerrilla warfare, state-sponsored social engineering, or pure blood-and-guts stoies of naked determination.

Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death surrwnder never far away. This book was translated into English the following year and has enjoyed an approving audience ever since.

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