Hiroo Onoda, Japanese soldier and "last holdout" dies at 91

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  • Mikeinhistory

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    His book "No Surrender" about his time on the island and his 30 years at "war" is very interesting. The sheer amount of brainwashing and subsequent unwavering faith in Japan's superiority is amazing. He of course never says it in so many words, but in the book one can really feel his frustration and depression at the realization that he had fought for 30 years for a lie.

    Ally or enemy there is a reason that the men are considered the "Greatest Generation." I know that term is usually applied to US forces, but I think that most of the soldiers involved from any nation were united in that they fought and willingly died for what they believed in. All political points aside, that is an honorable trait.

    Japanese soldier who refused to surrender for decades dies at 91 - CNN.com


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