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This Japanese Soldier Refused to Surrender For 30 Years After World War II

He also killed 30 civilians and returned home as a hero

Photo of Hiroo Onoda (right) — From Malacañang Palace, Public Domain

“For them, every day was World War II, much to the consternation of harassed villagers and the police,” History said of Hiroo Onoda.

To me, the image and stereotype of Japanese soldiers during World War II is scary. The…




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