WWII Japanese soldier holdouts

April 6, 2008 at 10:30 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Here’s a follow-up to last week’s discussion of Japanese soldiers who continued to fight or hide long after World War II had ended. The stories are varied and fascinating. In some cases, these soldiers were aware that the war had ended and were forgotten in the tumult of the years following surrender. Others continued to actively fight in a war that they thought was still raging just over the horizon.

Here are some web resources that tell the tales:

No Surrender Japanese Holdouts (http://www.wanpela.com/holdouts/index.html). Be sure to checkout the registry section.

Hiroo Onoda surrendered in 1974 and expressed shock and disbelief when officially informed that the war was over. His book, No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War, chronicles his story of a long and solitary fight.


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