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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Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, hiroo the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away. Unusual for Japanese soldiers, he had been explicitly forbidden from committing suicide and had been allowed to be captured.

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Commentator and producer URL: You submitted the following rating and review. Jul 26, Nicholas rated it it was amazing. Hioo Nodong or Taepodong missiles fly over our heads, we do nothing to protect ourselves. If you have some thorns in your back, somebody needs to pull them out for you.

On Lubang, I believed Surrendee was defending Japan by making the island into a stronghold as best as I could with my two comrades, Shimada and Kozuka. Get access to the Member Daily Deal.

No Surrender: My Thirty Year War

This book was a random find of my brother’s in a random antique shop’s book sale. 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 b In the spring ofSecond Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese Army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal.


Jul 10, Joshua Sussman rated it really liked it. I believe that I have, through life experiences, come to at least know something of the Japanese Culture and the mentality, habits, drives and thinking of the Japanese People. He stuck to his guns and grit even though his circumstances often gave out on him. With integrity—and I include in this sincerity, loyalty, devotion to duty and a sense of morality—one can withstand all hardships and ultimately turn hardship itself into victory.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The diary went missing, and it was when he was reunited with his daughter in America some 40 years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow. Fascinating Surrsnder did you love best about No Surrender?

It was amazing to read about these experiences. Hell in the Pacific. The Second World War.

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War by Hiroo Onoda

In our case, the Tokugawa Shogunate made a smooth transition to the first Meiji government in order to save us from colonization. However, he quickly finds hirlo for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Hypnotic, thrilling, and magnificent, The Storm of Steel is perhaps the most fascinating description of modern warfare ever written.


When they both died, I continued my mission alone. We do not often hear what our old foe had to say because every distant drum beat has come from America onofa 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. Second Lieutenant and intelligence officer of the Japanse army. I truly wish his memoir spent more time reflecting, or going into his life afterwards and his return to Japan.

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No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War

Preview — No Surrender by Hiroo Onoda. You’ve successfully reported this review. Give as a gift. Insight into the proud Japanese culture with a shocking true story of a solider who fought on a remote island refusing to believe that his country would surrender during WWII.

Feb 06, Tiffanymlewis rated it really liked it. There is not a lot of detail and the writing style hiiroo casual. A very interesting book. When no officer can be found, they are to communicate with the American or Philippine forces and follow their directives.