Hiroo Onoda, WWII Soldier Who Followed His Last Command for 29 Years…. his last command was "stand and fight" and the major promised to come back for him. He didn't believe the war was over until 29 years later, when the major returned.

Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91

Hiroo Onoda, WWII Soldier Who Followed His Last Command for 29 Years…. his last command was "stand and fight" and the major promised to come back for him. He didn't believe the war was over until 29 years later, when the major returned.

Long war: Hiroo Onoda surrenders on Lubang Island, the Philippines, in 1974.

Long war: Hiroo Onoda surrenders on Lubang Island, the Philippines, in 1974.

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldnt Surrender via @learninghistory

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldnt Surrender via @learninghistory

Hiroo Onoda | NO SURRENDER- Lt.Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Imperial Army

Hiroo Onoda | NO SURRENDER- Lt.Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Imperial Army

"Television may be convenient but it has no influence on my life" - Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91

"Television may be convenient but it has no influence on my life" - Hiroo Onoda, Soldier Who Hid in Jungle for Decades, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

Hiroo Onoda: Last man fighting | The Economist

Last man fighting

1975 HIROO ONODA Japanese WWII Army Lt Big Knife & Smile Press Photo

1975 HIROO ONODA Japanese WWII Army Lt Big Knife & Smile Press Photo

Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to surrender after the second world war – in pictures

Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to surrender after the second world war – in pictures

The former imperial army intelligence officer remained on the Philippine island of Lubang for nearly 29 years without knowledge of Japan's surrender in the second world war. He has died at a Tokyo hospital aged 91

09 Mar 74: After nearly thirty years of hiding in the mountains in the Philippines, 2nd Lt Hiroo Onoda, the second to the last Japanese holdout, finally surrenders after he is personally issued orders relieving him of duty by his former commander. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0309&s=740309 #WWII

09 Mar 74: After nearly thirty years of hiding in the mountains in the Philippines, 2nd Lt Hiroo Onoda, the second to the last Japanese holdout, finally surrenders after he is personally issued orders relieving him of duty by his former commander. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0309&s=740309 #WWII

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldn’t Surrender

Hiroo Onoda: The Soldier Who Wouldn’t Surrender

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