17 Jan Trained to survive behind enemy lines, and to never surrender, Second Lt. Onoda killed perhaps 30 innocent people and wounded up to 14 Oct In the spring of , Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine. No Surrender: My Thirty Year War by Hiroo Onoda, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I think that even though what he did at the time was stupid conside A great example of someone who had the Devine quality of submission Lately I have been reading and pondering Alma 7: This is a great read for any history fanatic.

Really enjoyed this book.

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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.

Retrieved 17 January This is his story. This seemed like a security problem to the others and they became even more cautious. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Absolutely fascinating tale that is not only amazing because of the story itself, but because of the difference it shows in the culture.

Now, srrenderit is too late to go back and ask those remaining few who might still be alive, to surtender similar work as this.

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War

I’ve been interested in WWII since I was a small child, visiting museums and such, but often reading books concerned more with the vast strategic overview of the war We’re surreneer 40 years back toto the Philippines and onod true adventure so fantastic that you won’t believe it. 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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A, the Special Squadron of Staff’s Headquarters is relieved of all military duties. This book not only reveals the determination of the common Japanese soldier, but reflects the mind of the Japanese People, then AND today as well.

Retrieved 19 January 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 autobiography.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. See 1 question about No Surrender…. A truly remarkable and inspiring man.

No Surrender: My Thirty Year War

The Economics Book DK. Jul 04, Hannah rated it liked it. His story delves deeply into the mental state of a survivalist-warrior.

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.

Feb 17, Stephen rated it really liked it. A great example of someone who had the Devine quality of submission Lately I have been reading and pondering Alma 7: Onoda died just 5 months ago. Onoda was trained in guerilla warfare by the Japanese army and had been sent to a small island in the Philippines to fight the war against the Americans.

This is what nationalism, intelligence, and pure chutzpah can result in. The strange and vain efforts of the Japanese government to bring Onoda out of the jungle will also leave readers scratching their heads. Homage to Catalonia George Orwell. The book has helpful drawings too 2 People interested in reading about how your psychology can bend your reality I see Onoda as one lone soldier, carrying out his official duty as any good soldier in any army would have done.

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One of their men deserts and I was with him. Onoda was reportedly unhappy being the subject of so much attention and troubled by what he saw as the withering of traditional Japanese values. Though he never explained what he did with the finger he cut off from the fallen Japanese soldier he planned to bring it to the boy’s mother for some odd reason.

THIS is the book that will explain the near-insane loyalty and tenacity of the individual Japanese soldier during the war. My Thirty-Year Warshortly after his srurender, detailing his life as a guerrilla fighter in a war that was long over.

The Philippine authorities had been yelled loudly for some time Sniper on the Eastern Front Albrecht Wacker. Lonely Vigil Walter Lord. I thought this book was fantastic.

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War by Hiroo Onoda

When he was 17 years old, he hidoo to work for the Tajima Yoko trading company in WuhanChina. Sadly, the autobiography is slightly insincere. He, along with two others, lived together and used guerilla tactics on the Hiroo Onoda received orders in I truly wish his memoir spent more time reflecting, or going into his life afterwards and his return to Japan.