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Last soldier of the empire

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16 On January 2014, one of the most famous soldiers of the Japanese army died on the 92 year of life. This is the junior lieutenant of troop intelligence Hiroo Onoda. He entered history due to the fact that for almost 29 years he continued to wage his war on the Philippine island of Lubang, refusing to believe in the surrender of Japan and considering these messages as information propaganda from the United States. Hiroo Onoda surrendered only 10 in March 1974, after his immediate former commander arrived on the island - Major Tangauti, who gave him the order to surrender.


Over the almost 30 years of his partisan work, Onoda has carried out more than a dozen attacks on US and Philippine military installations, as well as local police stations. They were killed more than 30 military and civilians, about another 100 people were injured. The authorities of Japan and the Philippines had to perform a rather complicated operation in order to stop the activities of Hiroo Onoda, who did not want to believe that the war was over and that Japan was defeated in it. Taking into account the uniqueness of the case and the urgent requests from the official Tokyo, Onoda was pardoned by the Philippine government (he was facing the death penalty) and was able to return to his homeland.

The Epic of Junior Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda

Hiroo Onoda was born 19 March 1922, in the small village of Kamekawa, and before the start of the Second World War led a completely ordinary life. In December 1942, he was drafted into the imperial army. He began his service in the usual infantry units, managing to rise to the rank of corporal. From January to August 1944, he was trained in the city of Kurume on the basis of the First Army School for the training of commanders. At the school, he was promoted to the rank of senior sergeant and was assigned to continue his studies at the General Staff of Japan, but he refused it, choosing another fate for himself. He decided to pursue a career as a military officer and enrolled in an intelligence college.

Last soldier of the empire
Hiroo Onoda with her brother 1944 year

It is worth noting that before 1942, Hiroo Onoda managed to work in China, where he learned English and a local dialect. A young man, brought up in the old Japanese traditions, according to which the emperor was equated with a deity, and his service was akin to a feat, could not remain aloof from the fighting. In August, 1944, he entered the Nakan Army School, which was engaged in the training of intelligence officers. In addition to the martial arts and guerrilla warfare, the school also taught philosophy and history. Without completing the training, Onoda was sent to the Philippines in December 1944 as the commander of a special detachment to conduct sabotage in the enemy's rear.

In January 1945, he was promoted to junior lieutenant and was sent to the Philippine island of Lubang. At the same time, he received an order from his immediate commander to continue the struggle under any circumstances, while at least one soldier was alive and the promise that, whatever happened, maybe in 3 years, maybe in 5 years, but he will return. Upon arriving on the island of Lubang, he immediately invited the Japanese command to prepare an in-depth defense of the island, but the proposals of the junior officer were not heard. February 28 American soldiers landed on Lubanga, easily defeated the local garrison. Hiroo Onoda, along with his three-man detachment - Corporal Shoichi Shimada, the upper class private soldier Kinsiti Kozuki and the first-class private soldier Yuichi Akatsu - was forced to take refuge in the mountains and start guerrilla activities behind enemy lines.

Lubang Island was relatively small in area (about 125 square kilometers - slightly less than the Southern District of Moscow), but it was covered with dense rainforest and cut by a mountain system. Onoda and his subordinates successfully hid in numerous caves and refuges in the jungle, fed on what they could find. From time to time, they organized raids on local peasant farms, where they managed to shoot a cow or profit with bananas and coconuts.


At the very end of 1945, a leaflet came into the hands of the sabotage detachment that contained an order from the commander of the 14 Army General Tomoyuki Yamashity about surrender, but the junior lieutenant at Lubang perceived it as American propaganda. Likewise, he applied to all the information that he was able to obtain in subsequent years. However, not all members of the detachment bravely endured difficulties. Private Yuichi Akatsu, unable to bear the weight of life in the jungle, gave up the Philippine police in 1950 and was able to return to Japan in the summer of next year. Thanks to him, in the Land of the Rising Sun, we learned that Onoda and his two subordinates are still alive.

The case of Junior Lieutenant Onoda was not the only one. For this reason, in 1950, a special commission was formed in Japan to rescue Japanese soldiers who remained abroad. However, the commission could not proceed to active work, since the political situation in the Philippines was very unstable. For the same reason, the Philippine authorities did not take adequate measures to search for the Japanese officer and his group who had “entrenched themselves” on Lubanga, and they had more urgent problems.

7 May 1954, a lieutenant squad collided with local police in the mountains, and Corporal Shoiti Shimada was killed during a shootout, covering his friends ’retreat. After this incident, the government of the Philippines gave permission to members of the Japanese commission to start searching for their soldiers. Based on the testimony of Yuichi Akatsu, the commission conducted searches in May 1954 of the year, the entire 1958 of the year, and the period from May to December of the 1959 of the year. However, the Japanese did not succeed in finding Onod. After 10 years 31 May 1969, Hiroo Onoda was officially declared dead, the Japanese government introduced him to the Order of the Rising Sun 6-th degree.


However, on September 19, a Japanese soldier was shot by police by police in Lubang, trying to requisition rice from the population. Kinsiti Kodzuka, the last subordinate of Junior Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, was shot dead. Taking this into account, on October 1972 a delegation was sent to the island from the Ministry of Defense of Japan, which consisted of the relatives of the deceased and Onoda, as well as members of the intelligence commission to rescue Japanese soldiers. But this time the search ended in nothing.

During his 30-year stay in the jungle of Lubang Hiroo, Onoda managed to adapt very well to their conditions. He led a nomadic life, not staying long in one place. The lieutenant collected information about the enemy, events occurring in the world, and also carried out a series of attacks on Filipino police and military personnel. He ate dried meat of wounded cows or buffalo, as well as the fruits of local plants, mainly coconuts.

During the attacks on one of the enemy bases, the scouts were able to obtain a radio receiver, which Onodo managed to convert to receive UHF waves, thanks to which he began to receive information about everything that was happening in the modern world. He also had access to magazines and newspapers that members of various Japanese search missions left in the jungle. At the same time, his faith was not in a position to shake any messages - neither about the post-war restoration of the country, nor about the Olympics held in Tokyo, nor about the first manned flight into space. He perceived the Vietnam War as a part of the successful military operations of the imperial army of Japan against the Americans. Onodo was sincerely convinced that an American puppet government was acting on the islands, traitors, while the present government of the country was able to strengthen itself in Manchuria. It is also necessary to note the fact that Onode, in the intelligence school, was told that the enemy would resort to mass disinformation about the possible end of the war, for this reason he gave many political events a distorted interpretation.


The last two years of his stay at Lubanga Hiroo Onoda spent all alone. So far in February, 1974 was not accidentally met by an adventurer, a young Japanese hippie student Norio Suzuki. Suzuki went on a journey around the world, intending to find many different phenomena, such as, for example, a snowman or Lieutenant Onoda. With a snowman somehow did not work out, but he really managed to find a saboteur. He managed to make contact with him and even make friends. Most likely, by this time he was already deeply resigned to defeat.

Despite this, the lieutenant refused to give up, he was ready to lay down weapon only after receiving the appropriate order from the higher command. As a result, the immediate superior of Hiroo Onoda during the war, Major Taniguchi, was sent to the island in March 1974, who brought an order on behalf of the Japanese emperor to cease hostilities. In a worn and patched military uniform, which Onoda had managed to keep for 30 years, as well as with a personal weapon — an operational Arisaka 99 rifle, five hundred rounds of ammunition, several hand grenades and a samurai sword — he surrendered to the arriving delegation. At this war for Hiroo Onoda ended.

After the war

In post-war Japan, the war hero felt ill at ease. At this time, the Western way of life in the Americanized form became widespread in the country. In addition, pacifist and leftist ideas were spread in the country, not all segments of Japanese society perceived him as a hero, and the left and centrist press began his persecution. The retired saboteur chose to move to 1975 in Brazil, where at that time there was a fairly large Japanese community that retained traditional values. In Brazil, he married and in a relatively short time managed to found a successful ranch, taking up cattle breeding. It is worth noting that as a letter of congratulations on his return to his homeland, the country's cabinet gave the officer 1 a million yen, which he chose to donate to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. In this shrine, the souls of the Japanese soldiers who died for their country in the 19th and 20th centuries are revered.

Hiroo Onoda hands his sword to the President of the Philippines

He returned to Japan again only in 1984, while he tried to spend at least 3 months in a year in Brazil until the end of his life. In Japan, a former saboteur organized a public organization called the School of Nature. Its main goal was to educate the younger generation. Onoda was disturbed by reports of the criminalization and degradation of Japanese youth, so he decided to study based on personal experience gained in the jungles of Lubang. He was engaged in the dissemination of knowledge about how, thanks to ingenuity and resourcefulness, he managed to survive in the jungle. The main task of the "School of Nature" he saw the socialization of the younger generation through the knowledge of nature.

Since 1984, the school, which was led by Onoda, annually held summer camps not only for children, but also for their parents throughout the country, she organized assistance to children with disabilities, organized various scientific conferences that addressed the problems of parenting. In 1996, Onoda again visited the island of Lubang, where he made a donation to the local school in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. For successful work with Japanese youth, in November 1999, Hiroo Onoda was awarded a prize in the field of social education from the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports of the country.

Hiroo Onoda was rightly considered almost the last true guardian of the samurai spirit, who not only survived, but remained faithful to the oath to the end. He was engaged in sabotage activities until he received an order to stop. Shortly before his death in an interview with the American television channel ABC, he stated: “Every Japanese soldier was ready to die, but I was an intelligence officer, and I had an order to fight a guerrilla war at any cost. If I could not fulfill this order, I would be painfully ashamed. "

Information sources:
http://lenta.ru/articles/2014/01/18/stragglers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/society/2014/01/140117_japanese_ww2_soldier_dies.shtml
http://www.peoples.ru/military/hero/hiro_onoda
http://nekropole.info/ru/Hiroo-Onoda
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  1. Sergeant Air Force
    Sergeant Air Force 22 January 2014 08: 51
    +21
    Wow! A real man!
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 22 January 2014 09: 42
      +24
      That is what loyalty to the oath and military duty means! Respect and honor.! He fought for his country!
      1. baltika-18
        baltika-18 22 January 2014 14: 52
        +4
        Quote: Air Force Sergeant
        A real man

        Quote: xetai9977
        Respect and honor.!

        Everything in the world is relative. On the one hand, strength of mind, loyalty to the homeland. But he knew that the war was over, he knew that the world had changed, but did not believe in it. The problem was in the mind of this individual. He couldn’t understand for 30 years that the world has changed. From the point of view of the Filipinos, he is a thief and a murderer, and must bow to their feet for letting him go. Here he read the comments. A lot of laudations. Because he stole and didn’t kill us, but somewhere far away, in the Philippines.
        And if we had somewhere in the taiga. What then? Would you also have been praised?
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 22 January 2014 15: 52
          +9
          the honor of an officer, backed up by actions will always inspire respect, be it an enemy or a friend

          Such people are admirable. The faithful oath and spirit of a warrior is an example to all generations and nations.

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        3. anomalocaris
          anomalocaris 22 January 2014 16: 31
          +8
          At US in the taiga, he would not have survived 30 years. And so he is worthy of respect. Those men who began to partisan 41-42 in Ukraine and Belarus, too, could not really hope for anything.
          1. velikoros-xnumx
            velikoros-xnumx 23 January 2014 16: 22
            -1
            Quote: anomalocaris
            Those men who began to partisan 41-42 in Ukraine and Belarus, too, could not really hope for anything.

            No wonder there is a saying that the Russian is even more Japanese than the Japanese himself. Today Japan and the Japanese are not at all the same. The concept of officer honor and soldier's valor was similar between us and the Japanese. It is not for nothing that the Russian-Japanese war in history is often called "the first and last gentleman's war."
      2. Assistant
        Assistant 23 January 2014 02: 33
        +1
        Respect and honor.!


        In the article:
        He killed more than 30 military and civil persons, about 100 more were injured.


        I do not deny that I have not yet reached so much with my mind. Please help me understand how you can respect a soldier who killed at least one civilian.
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  2. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 22 January 2014 08: 55
    +10
    I recall the words of V. Mayakovsky: "Nails would be made of these people, there was no stronger nail in the world!" Although he was on the other side of the barricades, he is worthy of respect. He fulfilled his soldier's duty to the end.
    1. Asan Ata
      Asan Ata 22 January 2014 10: 43
      +10
      Nikolai Tikhonov (1896-1979)

      BALLADA ABOUT NAILS
      1922

      Calm down the pipe to the end,
      He smiled calmly from his face.

      'Team, to the front! Officers, go ahead! '
      The commander walks dryly.

      And the words are equal in full height:
      'Anchored at eight. Course - stop

      At whom the wife, the brother -
      Write, we will not come back.

      But there will be a noble bowling alley. '
      And the elder in response: "Yes, captain!"

      And the most daring and young
      I looked at the sun over the water.

      “Does it matter,” he said, “where?”
      Still calmer to lie in the water. '

      Admiral's ears caught the dawn:
      'The order has been executed. There are none saved. ”

      Nails would be made from these people:
      Harder would not have been in the world of nails. hi
  3. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 22 January 2014 09: 18
    -11%
    I can not understand the admiration of the Japanese. The Japanese more than once captured our lands. They killed our people, Russian people. The Japanese are allies of Hitler, Nazi Germany. The Japanese are eastern fascists. they called themselves that. so why such admiration? Why do you admire the fascists? Admire war criminals, these are crimes against our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. OUR ANCESTORS DISAPPEARED THESE samurai, AS DAMAGED DOGS.
    1. Shogun23
      Shogun23 22 January 2014 10: 23
      +14
      Respect for your opponent is at least worthy, after all, they do not offer to respect the people who worked in "detachment 731", and respect for a sense of duty, courage, dedication, should one condemn? Remember Peter I, when he drank "for his teachers" - the Swedes.
      1. almost demobil
        almost demobil 22 January 2014 10: 49
        +6
        Quote: Shogun23
        Remember Peter I, when he drank "for his teachers" - the Swedes.

        Peter drank precisely for the Swedish teachers who taught him, through his own mistakes and defeats, to defeat the enemy and put together a good army. The Japanese taught us nothing, except perhaps how to cut out the civilian population in our country during the civil period, how to frolic in China, tearing up the stomachs of pregnant women and raising babies on bayonets, conducting atrocious, terrible experiments on living people. There is nothing to respect such an adversary for. Yes, they were brave, fanatically loyal to their Mikado, but then let's bow our heads in deference to the Chechen bandits, they are also brave. Let’s not verbiage and call killers and monsters in their own names.
        1. Shogun23
          Shogun23 22 January 2014 12: 10
          +4
          It's not about who killed how many civilians there (for that matter, our soldiers are not angels either), just after reading about Onoda ask yourself the question: Would you be able to?
          1. smile
            smile 22 January 2014 18: 30
            +1
            Shogun23
            Compared with the Japanese, Germans and Americans, our soldiers are just that the angels, the standard of humanism, do not need to be tolerant in this regard, so you can go too far ...
            Well, onoda’s strength of mind, of course, should not be taken up ... the matter is upbringing ... after all, the Japanese and I really came from different monkeys.
            But I still want to say - practice shows that in the event of the seizure of our territories, our partisans did not lay down their arms until release. For example, in the territories occupied by Poland, the partisan war did not abate all twenty years of occupation, up to 39 years. In the event of the defeat of the USSR, the third generation of partisans would still have fought, and the resistance would cease only with the termination of the existence of the Russians .... Well. here, it’s worth supplementing - do not wait! :)))
          2. derik1970
            derik1970 22 January 2014 22: 30
            -1
            The described Japanese soldier is not all right with his head. And the thing is precisely who killed whom and how and with what cruelty, and even if we are talking about civilians, even more so !!! Excessive cruelty speaks only about the abnormal psyche of a fighter. There is nothing to envy, the Japanese Onodo is a fanatic and cannot think independently. This is a dumb brainless creature.
    2. user1212
      user1212 22 January 2014 11: 32
      +12
      Admires actually not the politics of Japan of those years, but the military feat of one particular fighter.
      1. almost demobil
        almost demobil 22 January 2014 11: 38
        +2
        Quote: user1212
        delighted not with the purpose of the war, but with the military feat of one particular soldier

        I will again cite Chechen bandits as an example. For their own, they are generally demigods. They may be courageous to recklessness, strong, etc., but they are fiends and murderers of the Russian people! The Japanese have the same story, only a long one. Google about the atrocities perpetrated on the territory of Russia in civilian by these noble samurai.
        1. user1212
          user1212 22 January 2014 12: 01
          +1
          Can you recall a war without atrocities? Honest and noble as in a movie?
          1. Rider
            Rider 22 January 2014 14: 13
            +3
            Quote: user1212
            Can you recall a war without atrocities? Honest and noble as in a movie?

            Is this an excuse for monsters and killers?
        2. Shogun23
          Shogun23 22 January 2014 12: 26
          +2
          Do you now compare the bandits with a regular army that has centuries-old traditions? Congratulations!
          1. Rider
            Rider 22 January 2014 14: 17
            0
            Quote: Shogun23
            Do you now compare the bandits with a regular army that has centuries-old traditions? Congratulations!

            I understand about the city of Nanjing, have you heard?
            about Khatyn Salaspils Majdanek Treblinka Babi Yar, Detachment 731?

            do you think it is an army with "centuries-old tradition" or a bunch of fanatics?
            1. smile
              smile 22 January 2014 18: 41
              +4
              Rider
              I would say in a different way - this is an army that has such centuries-old traditions that it would be kicked out of the SS from Sonderkommando for cruelty. :))) When accustomed to the atrocities of the British soldiers in the colonies, the British observer officers saw the actions of the Japanese troops in suppressing the uprising of the boxers in China, they were horrified and admitted: THESE soldiers are not in Europe .... and this despite the fact that The Japanese were seen as allies.
              The Japanese are not like that because they are not good - just such a culture and exactly centuries-old traditions .... but to call their troops in a different way - the language does not turn around, no excuses, they say, are so customary with me, for some reason I personally do not seem convincing ... Especially, if it’s an honor that the Japanese completely believe that the war was fair, and that the first persons defiantly go to Yasukuni Shrine.
    3. smersh70
      smersh70 22 January 2014 11: 47
      +10
      Quote: DZ_98_B
      Why do you admire the fascists?

      Remember Paustovsky’s story, it seems when he meets a boy in the park who does not leave his post. All the boys playing in the park leave, and he fulfills the order of his commander to the end. This is a matter of principle.
      1. Hudo
        Hudo 22 January 2014 12: 07
        +3
        Quote: smersh70
        This is a matter of principle.


        Not so long ago, all of our children were taught using their own domestic, hard-won examples ... It’s a pity it didn’t reach everyone.
        Sorry, inspired ...

        Sad willows
        Music: Matvey Blanter Lyrics: Alexander Zharov

        Sad willows leaned towards the pond
        A month floats above the water.
        The one at the border, stood at the post
        At night, a young fighter.

        On a formidable night, he did not sleep, did not doze,
        The native land was guarded.
        In the more often forest he heard steps
        And lay down with a gun.

        Black shadows in the fog grew
        The cloud in the sky is dark ...
        The first shell exploded in the distance -
        So the war began.

        It's hard to hold on to a fighter alone
        It’s hard to beat off the attack.
        So he had at dawn to him
        Head honestly folded.


        Sad willows stand by the pond
        A month looks from above ...
        Water whispers to sleepy shore
        Name of the hero of the country.

        Along with victory, calm days
        The edges have returned to these.
        At night on a quiet outpost, the lights
        Friends re-ignite.
    4. PACIFIST
      PACIFIST 22 January 2014 11: 56
      +6
      All peoples have their own heroes, and we have something to be proud of, here we need to make films about such peasants. The Japanese is a real man and a hero of his country
    5. smart ass
      smart ass 22 January 2014 12: 16
      +4
      Do not confuse war criminals and soldiers doing their duty to the end.
    6. anomalocaris
      anomalocaris 22 January 2014 16: 35
      +3
      This is not admiration for the Japanese, and especially samurai, it is a tribute to the MAN. He fulfilled his duty to the end, ask yourself the question: how much are you capable of this?
    7. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 22 January 2014 16: 54
      -3
      I put you a plus for respecting the exploits of our grandfathers and hate the killers of children and women. But let me explain why the act of this particular person delights me personally.

      Remember the beginning of the war, in the summer of 1941, when ours, in crowds, began to surrender to the Germans, when they rushed through our defenses with armored vehicles, surrounded, made a ring, from where there was only a narrow corridor leading to our own, which was shot through from both sides, our choice either surrender or perish, there was a third option, miraculously survive.

      After all, ours fled back on a quick march, on foot, when the Germans were on technology, they were all tired, exhausted, no food, no food, it’s good if the units were preserved, but in fact, all the military units were defeated, soldiers from the others joined the fleeing ranks. mouth. platoons and battalions, there was chaos, but thank God there were commanders who could unite some soldiers in a single force, so that they would not retreat randomly and systematically, while maintaining combat efficiency.

      And then, there was a choice. every soldier, commander, what to do, because a difficult time, time becomes a man, time to choose between a traitor and a patriot, surrender or flee ignorant of your future fate, and if you surrender, they will spare or shoot on the spot, the choice between a beast and a man. God forbid, of course, that such a choice fell on us, at the same moment.

      Then some of our, unfortunately, chose to surrender, moreover, they entered the service of the Wehrmacht, like the Vlasovites, a half MILLION SOLDIER !!! turned weapons on their brothers, comrades. It's not for me to judge them.
      But look, I understand if for example you were left alone, in the woods, no weapons (although where did you leave him in battle? A fighter without weapons is not a fighter, and what will you make him a fart of one against a German platoon?), Cold, hungry. But there are many comrades nearby? MOUTHERS, BATTALIONS surrendered, why did not everyone die then trying to break through? would at least some Germans be taken away, as shown in the film Brest Fortress?
      Life means it was more valuable than futile (futile for the homeland?) But almost certain death.

      I don’t know, I don’t know, in Bushido philosophy it says: a step backward is tactics, two are defeat.
      Well, you can retreat well, but in order to advance again, but what is the tactics of surrendering? and why should the Germans spare you? than for example to burn in a village, having gathered everyone in one house, to hang, to throw in an ice hole, to torture in a gas chamber, which these soldiers did not know what they hoped for. I say once again it is not for me to judge how I would act in their place? I won’t boast of unprovable courage, but I’ll say so if I only saw comrades die, if only there were still alive people nearby. and if only they were ready to fight, I would simply not be able to abandon them, but if I had abandoned I could not continue to live with it.

      By the way, our well-known commander Baurzhan Momyshuly TWO TIMES OUT OF THE RING, with the army. So there was a choice of life too.

      But most importantly, much depends on the act of one soldier, for both cowardice and courage will be an example. You tremble. others will tremble, stand up, lead an offensive, and your comrades will run away from shame. Remember how the Russian mother Teresa led the soldiers to attack at a crucial moment in World War I. name forgot sorry this angelic woman.

      As for Onoda, I painted all this to show that he also had a choice to surrender, but he preferred to fight, especially when he was left with the three or alone, this does not mean his cowardice, but on the contrary does him honor, like a warrior, he filed other soldiers have an example of courage, an unbroken will, and this is very important.
      1. smile
        smile 22 January 2014 18: 54
        +3
        Max_Bauder
        Sorry, I read your comment and it became disgusting.
        So I remind you that there was no mention of any mass surrender by the crowds in the first months of the war - even the Germans mention this ... all from Halder, to the last non-profit, struck by frantic resistance. The Germans were also amazed at how skillfully the Russians organizedly went out and made their way out of seemingly deaf cauldrons, which they attributed to the able command of the troops. And no one fled at the beginning of the war. Yes, then all this happened, but then - if compared with the Kwantung Army, then by that time the Japanese would have surrendered five or six times. And if you compare, it was the Japanese who surrendered to us in droves and in droves. But the Anglo-Saxons did not give up ... you are not familiar, why? :)))
        You are a strange person, tell me. why do you, admiring someone else’s strength of mind, have to pour mud on us? Do you have something personal connected with this? :)))
        1. smersh70
          smersh70 22 January 2014 23: 29
          +1
          uman
          Quote: smile
          about any mass surrender by crowds
          Smile, your patriotism has always been welcomed, as you are my nationalism))) but there’s a bust))) The Red Army did not account for about 41 million losses in 5 years (of which about 3 million were captured by the South-Western Front, 5 armies, 600 thousand prisoners, Western front 328000, Smolensk-310000. Do you think they were all taken prisoner shell-shocked, and wounded in unconsciousness ....
          1. smile
            smile 23 January 2014 00: 34
            +2
            smersh70
            Hello!
            Well, since we welcome each other, let's be honest - just carefully read my comment carefully.
            My quote is:
            "There was no trace of any mass surrender by crowds in the first months of the war ........ And no one fled at the beginning of the war. Yes, then it was all, but then ...."
            You are a smart person - what don’t you understand? Even in the Bialystok ledge, there were surprisingly few prisoners - not only did a significant part with the battles break through two encirclement rings ... left without ammunition break through with bayonets .... so also those who could not break through or did not have time - everyone lay down resisting to the last.
            Almost until the end of August we were not mass surrender. In Halder's diaries at the beginning of the war, astonished records that there were few prisoners, the Russians did not surrender for the first couple of months almost every other day, although on the fourteenth day of the war he wrote that the war was actually won in a few weeks ... like that. I repeat, two and a half months. Over the same period, the Kwantung army surrendered twice or thrice ..... And the bulk of our prisoners were taken much later - you should know this, you studied at the VVU, right?
            The Japanese could not boast of such resistance against us, against the Anglo-Saxons, yes, against us - no.
            1. smersh70
              smersh70 23 January 2014 00: 50
              -2
              Quote: smile
              The Bialystok ledge of prisoners was strikingly few
              in Bialystok and Minsk boilers in the FIRST 7 days of the war 328000 people winked what bayonets, what are you talking about. Read the memoirs of generals and Soviet historians less. More than half of the divisions on this ledge consisted of people from Western Krai. Here and dumped wherever they looked. And Umansky Kotel. He wasn’t in June 41. winked the Germans didn’t even have the strength to block the boilers. You’ve even been to the Belarusian forests. Yes, you can go there with armies and no one will notice.

              Quote: smile
              The Japanese could not boast of such resistance against us, against the Anglo-Saxons, yes, against us - no.

              this is another story. against the Red Army of the sample of '45, it’s not like the Japanese, even aliens could not cope))))))
              1. family tree
                family tree 23 January 2014 02: 09
                +2
                SMERSH, they rowed there everyone who fell under the age of draft, googled photos, there were a lot of people in a civilian, especially in the Uman Pit. Some did not have time to call, others were not at all subject, but fell under a batch.
                1. smersh70
                  smersh70 23 January 2014 11: 53
                  +1
                  Quote: perepilka
                  google photos, there are a lot of people in a citizen, especially in the Uman Pit.

                  google))) and now look, cheto is not visible there civil
              2. smile
                smile 23 January 2014 02: 14
                0
                smersh70
                Sorry, but 320 thousand prisoners in the Bialystok ledge in 7 days - this is not even funny, you can throw the sources in the trash and I don’t recommend reading more solonins, drop it. :))) Sorry, but this is a blatant lie that you somehow believed ... I really don’t know. why.
                Quote:
                "According to domestic data, only in the battles in Belarus from June 22 to July 9, 1941, Soviet troops lost irrevocably - 341 thousand people."
                http://militera.lib.ru/research/myagkov/01.html

                I hope it is clear that defensive battles in Belarus for more than two weeks are not the same as battles in breaking through the encirclement from the Bialystok ledge.
                I also think that you will not deny that irretrievable losses are not only dead and captured. And even more so, I hope. clear. that the figure you indicated is nonsense, political science fiction. :)))

                By the way. I specially cited the ledge as an illustration, since the troops were already practically in the bag.

                Once again, I highly recommend reading Halder, a little - only from the beginning of the war to the end of August. Every other day, and sometimes every day, the recording is very few prisoners.
                And about bayonet attacks without a shot due to lack of ammunition when breaking through the surroundings, I really read several times in my memoirs .... GERMAN :))) Or did our communists buy them? :)))

                And finally. I’ve been to Belarus ... do you think the forests there are much worse than in the Greater and Lesser Khingan area? :))) Or maybe the road network is bad? :)))

                And in the Uman boiler, as a result of fighting in July - August 41, about 50 thousand people were captured. Some sources have less. but I won’t search, you know, it’s unprincipled and lazy. :)))
              3. genisis
                genisis 23 January 2014 11: 06
                0
                against the Red Army of the sample of '45, not only the Japanese, even aliens could not cope


                It is a pity that your Anatolian brothers were not lucky enough to experience this in their own skin. The Americans saved them in 1945, dropping bombs on Japan. So the Turks lie beneath them since ... flat
                1. smersh70
                  smersh70 23 January 2014 11: 50
                  +1
                  Quote: genisis
                  Sorry for your Anatolian brothers

                  to whom that a bald comb laughing all dreams and dreams of capturing Turkey. Again Stalin is to blame)))))) ear from a herring, as they say wassat and who lies under whom, there is another Russian proverb, whose cow would mumble bully
        2. Max_Bauder
          Max_Bauder 24 January 2014 12: 50
          -1
          good afternoon

          the very essence of "resistance" comes from the exaltation of yourself, here you are ha..but wed ... those, every day, it is disgusting and stinks. But it came out of you didn't it. Therefore, there is no need to "resist" but this fact, of our being, is accepted as is, we are not angels, flying, sublime substances. We are almost animals, we eat, drink, wow ... m, we intercourse, the only difference is that God has awarded us a mind that not everyone uses, or rather not everyone for good purposes.

          as for my koment, I affirm again, moreover, I advise you to study all the facts on documents or books about the number of prisoners of war of the Red Army at the beginning of the war. I’m not talking about 4 million as Westerners, but about one and a half. Prove that I'm wrong!

          and think logically, those who stayed in the boiler how to get back? teleportation? there was no choice but to run, for it would be logical to connect with his own people than to be a rambo in the forest. He himself would find himself in such a situation, that he would run along with others. and why are you shy about running around? do you think the soldiers of the red army are not running? you do not idealize them please! especially since I wrote that they fled (it was) to connect with their own, instead of surrendering.

          And then telling the truth does not mean pouring mud, I’m not exaggerating. The guy I answered the post hates all the Japanese for babies killed by bayonets. Prove that Onoda was killing? I mean, not to equate everyone under one comb, Onoda is a fighter and it’s not his fault that others have committed atrocities.
      2. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 22 January 2014 19: 07
        +4
        Quote: Max_Bauder
        Remember the beginning of the war, in the summer of 1941, when ours, in crowds began to surrender to the Germans, when they rushed through our defenses with armored vehicles, surrounded, made a ring, from where there was only a narrow corridor leading to our own, which was shot from both sides, our choice either surrender or perish

        No, I do not remember. I was not born then.
        And what part did you serve then in the summer of 1941?

        According to eyewitnesses, not everything was as "smooth" as you describe ...
        It is not necessary to generalize SO. Do you have a right to this?
        Such a crude generalization warps both the living and the fallen.
        1. Max_Bauder
          Max_Bauder 24 January 2014 15: 24
          -1
          Do not make an elephant out of a fly, I see no reason or object for a polemic with you.

          No one generalizes, the fact of surrender was, and this is not a reason for shame, all peoples went through this, for various reasons. Even the paratroopers in Chechnya surrendered, and nothing, there used to be a topic about a failed operation that went wrong. but fortunately, the soldiers returned home alive. They were released. This was hoped for in the 1941m. and please do not go beyond the scope of the discussion so that one dispute translates into another.

          about whether I served the 1941s, for example, you did not live with dinosaurs and Neanderthals, but you willingly accepted this knowledge from school, and not one, including myself, many on the planet do not question the existence of dinosaurs. Also, 1941 it is no secret to anyone that the Germans almost reached Moscow. Do not remember it is said to the fact that from school knowledge this is known. And do not cling to the words I ask, it looks to put it mildly illiterate.
    8. Besoffner
      Besoffner 22 January 2014 17: 03
      +4
      We must distinguish between fidelity to duty and war crimes. Even some Wehrmacht officers and generals gave military honors to Soviet soldiers and heroic officers. Such an old Prussian tradition. It is believed that this enhances morale.
      This Japanese is a soldier who carried out the order. This is what we admire. And at the same time, everyone asks himself a question, but how could he - without hope, without prospect, fight the enemy for 30 years.
      And the fact that he was on the other side is a matter of chance. For example, in 1939-1941 everything was so uncertain that it was far from zero that we would fight the Germans against the British or that Germany, together with Great Britain and France, would attack the USSR. In 1941, Yapes destroyed several American ships, in 1945, Americans destroyed several hundred thousand Yapes, and in 2013 they jointly try to fight for the islands against China and Russia.
    9. family tree
      family tree 22 January 2014 17: 16
      +5
      Quote: DZ_98_B
      I can not understand the admiration of the Japanese.

      This is not admiration for the Japanese. This is respect for a person for whom the WORD is not an empty phrase, it does not matter whether it is certified by a notary, secured in the contract, or simply pronounced, as request And the nation is secondary here.
    10. blizart
      blizart 22 January 2014 18: 34
      0
      1965, looking around from the forest, a tattered peasant in a kurguz overcoat and a "collapsed" earflap comes out to the village, true PPSh. Asks the grandmother on the outskirts - Do you hear the old Germans in the village? She stands incomprehensible then how she throws up her hands-Oh, my dear, the war is already over 20 years ago!
      - And then I’m still hacking steam locomotives downhill!
    11. derik1970
      derik1970 22 January 2014 22: 24
      0
      I am also amazed why someone admires the Japanese type of soldiers, you are absolutely right when you called them eastern fascists !!! there is no room for admiration, they are Japanese (other eastern) soldiers acting like robots, their cruelty is immeasurable ... it is enough to recall their laboratories in China and what was going on there and what experiments they conducted on living people, including Slavic nationality ... no they have no courage and honor, they are ruthless animals in human form !!!
    12. Atanda
      Atanda 22 January 2014 22: 26
      +2
      In this particular case, it does not matter who he is - an enemy or a friend! His loyalty and devotion to his homeland deserves respect along with the heroes of the Brest Fortress! In your everyday life, do you encounter much patriotism? It's one thing to write about what kind of patriot you are on the forums, and another thing to give your life for it! Or live it as your honor and conscience tells you! Glory to the hero!
  4. Altona
    Altona 22 January 2014 09: 20
    +13
    What a stubborn soldier, however ... Until the end he obeyed the order and remained faithful to the oath, kept his weapons and uniform, fought with the enemy ... Almost all his life he fought ... If you make a movie, then it will turn out abruptly Rambo, a wonderful story ...
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 22 January 2014 11: 38
      +9
      Quote: Altona
      If you make a movie, then abruptly Rambo will turn out, a wonderful story

      Who is rambo? A cinematic figurine with working lips like a shoulder’s, and Hiroo Onoda is a real soldier, UNDEFEATED !!!
      Here, such as Hiroo Onoda, our grandfathers won the Victory both at Khalkhin Gol and in 1945. I am sure that it is difficult to fight such an enemy, but it is an honor to win!
  5. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 22 January 2014 09: 27
    +13
    Quote: DZ_98_B
    I can not understand the admiration of the Japanese. The Japanese more than once captured our lands. They killed our people, Russian people. The Japanese are allies of Hitler, Nazi Germany. The Japanese are eastern fascists. they called themselves that. so why such admiration? Why do you admire the fascists? Admire war criminals, these are crimes against our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. OUR ANCESTORS DISAPPEARED THESE samurai, AS DAMAGED DOGS.

    Do not confuse the sour with the fresh: there is a concept of ideology, but there is a concept of soldier's duty. There is no admiration for militaristic Japan, but there is respect for the soldier. Remember the feat of General Efremov, whom the Germans buried with military honors and did not take his golden watch. A worthy adversary has been respected at all times.
    1. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 22 January 2014 16: 26
      +2
      Correctly say, Onoda does not look like a coward who can offend a girl only.

      The army is large, the image can be different, and people are also different in it.
  6. Clegg
    Clegg 22 January 2014 09: 31
    +12
    The Japanese would make a normal film about their hero, and not about endless yakuza.
    1. amigo1969
      amigo1969 22 January 2014 10: 30
      +8
      Unfortunately, no one in Japan will ever make such a film. Last year I was in Japan, specially interested in the Japanese attitude to World War II. Their attitude, both adults and young people, amazed me !!! In short: "Yes, Japan fought with someone in the 2s, some enemies (who do not know specifically) dropped atomic bombs. Then good Americans came and helped us quickly restore the economy. Thank them BIG ... And in general, there is no need to remember the bad and teach it to children "I was shocked .....
      1. almost demobil
        almost demobil 22 January 2014 10: 53
        +4
        Quote: amigo1969
        Yes, Japan fought with someone in the 40s, some enemies (who do not know exactly) dropped atomic bombs

        I saw on TV how to the question of who dropped the bombs, the answers were "Russians".
        1. amigo1969
          amigo1969 22 January 2014 11: 09
          +1
          Yes! They have several options .. The bomb was dropped - Russians, Koreans, Chinese ... But just not AMERICAN !!!!!!
        2. Saburo
          Saburo 22 January 2014 11: 40
          +4
          I saw on TV how to the question of who dropped the bombs, the answers were "Russians".


          Well that's not true. If only because the excursion to the Peace Museum in Hiroshima is one of the must for Japanese students. And the history of WWII is not hushed up there, but is presented from the Japanese point of view. America and Britain provoked Japan, which sought to liberate the peoples of Asia.
      2. Max_Bauder
        Max_Bauder 22 January 2014 16: 24
        -2
        Another brainwashing with americots.

        I think the Indians of America also forgot how they were destroyed. The exploits of the grandfathers of kamikaze and such as Onoda, the Japanese do not respect mean.
      3. anomalocaris
        anomalocaris 22 January 2014 16: 46
        +2
        This is true. I didn’t directly contact with the Japanese, but yes with the Germans. A terrible complex of guilt (and only with respect to Jews, British and French. It is in this order) and complete ignorance and misunderstanding of history. For the vast majority of them, the history of warriors on the eastern front was a revelation ... They did not believe me, they tried to ridicule me, but only when I pulled photos, documents, memories from the Internet, the guys turned slightly pale. And when I told them the background of certain events, they were slightly brutal ...
  7. predator.3
    predator.3 22 January 2014 10: 00
    +8
    Just like in a joke:Hey grandma, but are there Germans in the village? ... Why are you sweetheart, the war has already ended for 30 years! ... Then, what sort of echelons do we derail?

    And the Japanese-- a real samurai! hi
  8. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 22 January 2014 10: 11
    -6
    Admire the RUSSIAN WARRIORS. Not these monkeys. I don't remember which city. but during the retreat of the Russian army in 1915-16, warehouses were blown up. After 10-15 years they were remembered and dug up. To the horror of the excavators from the dungeon, a voice rang out, I will stand and shoot. The story is documentary. it seems called "forgotten sentry" And you about some samurai. He is a war criminal, not a soldier. By the way, the heads of the death squad doctor, and the chief expert on all sadistic experiences. was highly respected in Japan. and worked as a doctor until he died. And the brother of the emperor. was a welcome guest in the laboratories of this detachment. And he was often shown experiments on living people, and Russians too.
    1. Shogun23
      Shogun23 22 January 2014 10: 28
      +3
      In general, this story about the sentry does not even have an exact geographic reference (either Osovets, or Brest, or Przemysl), so even after the first publication in the USSR, there were more than 100 people who stated that it was either them or their "recently deceased relative who told the truth before his death." There is no name or title of this person. For the first time they wrote about him in a short article in one of the Polish newspapers.
    2. Wurger
      Wurger 22 January 2014 10: 34
      +2
      Unlikely. When the last of ours was taken out of the Brest Fortress, they already had vision problems from constant darkness in the basements. And then 15 years. Fairy tales. But there were cases when after 43 years old they ran into mini-warehouses of ammunition and a sentry who had been cuckooing there since 41 years old, yes, they were.
      1. Shogun23
        Shogun23 22 January 2014 12: 15
        +1
        Quote: Wurger
        When the last of ours was taken out of the Brest Fortress, they already had vision problems from constant darkness in the basements. And then 15 years. Fairy tales.

        Well, in general, according to this very legend, when leaving the casemate, he was blinded by sunlight. but even so, he guarded the warehouse where he had been feeding for 15 years, and also changed clothes every day. Despite the fact that he had a fire there and burned a lot of property. So what is the likelihood that, leaving this place, even forgetting about the sentry, they blew up a warehouse with food? And this is in the year 15, the introduction of the card system for food remained only half a year.
    3. almost demobil
      almost demobil 22 January 2014 11: 01
      +1
      Here they instructed the cons DZ_98_B. As I understand it, the little men disagree with his opinion. They think that one should not admire the heroism of Russian soldiers, but rather respect the enemy. If so, don’t be stupid, but write, so they say, I love Japanese and German heroes. And what bad things are said about them, then it’s the lie, and about the Russian soldier-sentry, too.
      1. Shogun23
        Shogun23 22 January 2014 12: 34
        +4
        Most do not agree with the second part of his commentary, and no one wrote that one should not admire the exploits of our people, but to appreciate the exploits of only "our own", not noticing the exploits of other nations, and even curse them, call them criminals, etc. , this is supreme disgust.
        1. Rider
          Rider 22 January 2014 14: 22
          +1
          Quote: Shogun23
          and no one wrote that we should not admire the exploits of our people

          but you happily "buried" the myth of the "permanent sentry"
          although be enthusiastic about Onoda.

          it is strange
          1. Shogun23
            Shogun23 22 January 2014 18: 37
            +1
            As the President of Czechoslovakia T. Masaryk said, "a patriotic idea cannot be based on lies."
            1. Rider
              Rider 22 January 2014 21: 07
              +1
              do Czechs have a patriotic idea?

              well, perhaps something like "in what position do you like better, master?"
              1. Shogun23
                Shogun23 22 January 2014 23: 19
                +1
                This was said about the Battle of Olomouc and the Kraledvorsk manuscript. The Czechs officially recognized the untruthful story where the Czechs allegedly defeated Batu.
  9. Prohor
    Prohor 22 January 2014 10: 16
    +5
    Samurai duty ... A real man ... So that "it would not be painfully ashamed" to kill 30 innocent people ?! He is a bad man, not a man!
  10. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 22 January 2014 10: 27
    +3
    Well, you can say so, to what the fooling of "ideology" leads people. Killing after the official surrender and not believing the abundant evidence is not heroism, it is proof of insanity. That this man was "out of his mind" is a fact. So how many people did he kill there? thirty? Precisely a "hero". Ugh.
  11. Starshina wmf
    Starshina wmf 22 January 2014 10: 30
    +3
    Grandfather lives in Kalmykia. A suicide pilot, was captured. He remained in Russia, does not want to return to his homeland, since he did not die and did not die in captivity. He made hara-kiri. but he was cured by a Russian doctor. On the first channel in the news showed it.
  12. Altona
    Altona 22 January 2014 10: 38
    +3
    Quote: DZ_98_B
    And you are about some samurai. He is a war criminal, not a soldier. By the way, the heads of the doctor of the death squad, and the main expert in all sadistic experiments. was highly honored in japan. and worked as a doctor until he died. And the emperor’s brother. was a welcome guest in the laboratories of this squad. And he was often shown experiments on living people, and Russians too.

    -----------------------
    You have something in a heap, young man ... Decide who you are convicting? Staff 731? Vertukhaev and watch Japanese concentration camps? Or a simple peasant guy with a front line who took the oath, took a three-week tactical course with shooting and was sent to the front? We are impressed by loyalty to duty and the desire to fulfill the order at all costs to the end (ideology behind the scenes) ... This reconnaissance soldier, led the war against the United States, remained faithful to the oath ... You would like him to become a pacifist and a peace activist ? What is his war crime? Having received the order of the immediate commander, the soldiers laid down their arms ...
  13. crest
    crest 22 January 2014 10: 45
    +7
    As for me, a scout should be able to analyze the current situation and draw the right conclusions, but this handsome man had been hanging around the forests for 30 years and didn’t understand that the war was over, although he listened to the radio and read newspapers, and he probably communicated with the local residents, maybe he’s a devotee country man but as a scout a big question
    1. Ivan Petrovich
      Ivan Petrovich 22 January 2014 10: 47
      +4
      removed from the tongue :) that's it
      and turned from a soldier into a serial killer in the end
  14. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 22 January 2014 10: 48
    +3
    Oath. Man of his word. By the way, in Kazakhstan, all SA reserve officers did not take the oath to the new country. More than twenty years have passed, he asked the authorities - waved away.
    1. Nagaibak
      Nagaibak 22 January 2014 11: 33
      +1
      Asan Ata "Oath. Man of his word. By the way, in Kazakhstan, all the SA reserve officers have not taken the oath to the new country. More than twenty years have passed, I asked the authorities - they dismissed it."
      Actually, the oath is given once. If a person is very principled, then he, if he is forced to take another oath ... leaves the army. Hmm ... do you touch retirees then to hell? They have already served. Or do you think if they are forced to take the oath of Kazakhstan, other thoughts will arise in their heads?
      1. Hudo
        Hudo 22 January 2014 11: 41
        +2
        Quote: Nagaibak
        Actually, the oath is given once. If a person is very principled, then he, if he is forced to take another oath ... leaves the army.


        But what about the officers of the Russian army since the last tsar? They took the oath to the Labor People, served with honor, did not spare their stomachs. Do you think they also dropped their honor?
        1. Nagaibak
          Nagaibak 22 January 2014 17: 04
          0
          Hudo "And what about the officers of the Russian army of the times of the last tsar? We took the oath of allegiance to the Working People, served with honor, did not spare their belly. In your opinion, they also dropped the honor?"
          A difficult topic I agree. And let's make the officers swear the oath all the time?))) Hehe .. And look what comes of it. And then in the framework of one state, re-swearing is one thing, and a foreign state is another. Previously, after the death of each king, the next sovereign was sworn. Then the sovereign became the working people. They swore allegiance to the Russian people, and not to the Finns and their state, let’s say or to the Romanians.
          But ... there is no need to touch the retired officers.
  15. Altona
    Altona 22 January 2014 11: 03
    +3
    As for me, a scout should be able to analyze the current situation and draw the right conclusions, but this handsome man had been hanging around the forests for 30 years and didn’t understand that the war was over, although he listened to the radio and read newspapers, and he probably communicated with the local residents, maybe he’s a devotee country man but as a scout a big question

    -----------------------------
    He was also instructed, "Don't listen to anyone, it's all American propaganda ..." And, probably, his mind was slightly moved by constant concentration ...
    1. crest
      crest 22 January 2014 11: 17
      +1
      Yes, I’m talking about the fact that a scout must think critically, otherwise it’s not a scout but the devil knows what.
  16. Black
    Black 22 January 2014 11: 16
    +3
    A good samurai looked when surrendering ....
  17. Echo
    Echo 22 January 2014 11: 29
    +6
    The soldier who executed the order.
    Do not try to repeat this at home.
  18. Saburo
    Saburo 22 January 2014 12: 13
    +5
    I always admired this man. Rest in peace, loyal soldier of the Emperor.

    By the way, Hiro Onoda was far from the only one who continued to fight the Americans after surrender. There were many more like him, hundreds, maybe thousands. Moreover, the Japanese were found after Onoda, in fact, he was so famous because until the last he continued armed resistance, and the rest by that time were simply hiding in the jungle. For example, Private Teruo Nakamura, 1st class, hid on an island in Indonesia until the 74th year. The most interesting thing is that he was not even a real Japanese, he was a born Taiwanese and did not even speak Japanese. This is one of the reasons why he was not famous, Japan of that time was afraid to recall the colonial past.
    After that, until the end of the 80s, there were several more reports that Japanese soldiers were found in the Philippines or the Solomon Islands, but this was advertised exclusively in the Japanese press.
    Well, the story of two Japanese soldiers who already surrendered in the 89th year to the Malaysian authorities along with the fighters of the Communist Party of Malaya, with whom they fought since the 45th year, is still quite famous.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 22 January 2014 13: 21
      -5
      So that this Jap overturned in the coffin — the faithful servant of the Japanese killer — the war is over and he has few human deaths, I don’t understand when such idiots approve of such people.
      1. Salamander
        Salamander 22 January 2014 22: 33
        +1
        And how do you imagine - there have just been enemies who were killing your comrades, and suddenly - bang, peace! - and they are already hugging happily? For some reason, no one has raised this issue. After the capture of Berlin, the Germans were going to fight, and this can be understood, because they fought against the invaders on their land. And considered traitors to those who signed the surrender. It is clear that they were fascists, but I do not defend them, I just give an example of the logic of a defeated people. It is difficult to understand that everything has already ended and it is useless to fight. And even more so in isolation, in the forests ... Something like that.
  19. report4
    report4 22 January 2014 13: 17
    +1
    Well yes...
    Of
    He killed more than 30 military and civilians, and about 100 more were injured.
    , only the second turned out to be "conditionally military" - the police, the rest - just a peace man. A hero, in the best traditions of the "imperial army".
    Do you know why the Japanese are HATED all over Asia? Google it is very useful to know. Dismemberment of prisoners of war and civilians, dissection of the belly of pregnant women and eating prisoners of war are not at all their greatest "feats".
  20. Urri
    Urri 22 January 2014 14: 05
    +3
    The one who has not surrendered is worthy to be called a warrior. Not in war, not in a peaceful life, which, perhaps, was more painful morally than years of fighting in the jungle. He had to live the rest of his days with the fact that he was betrayed. The emperor of losing Japan did not act like a samurai and a Japanese man, did not perform the seppuku rite. He turned out to be weaker in spirit than a junior lieutenant on a godforsaken Filipino island. Hiroo Onoda did not betray anyone, did not betray himself! Most of the "civilians" shouting "ogogo" went to "catch the Japanese", not knowing who they would have to deal with. The payback came quickly. The atrocities of the Japanese army are known. This does not detract from the valor of individual officers and soldiers. To kill all the prisoners of war who built the fortified area of ​​Iwo Jima, and with unparalleled heroism to the last breath to protect this piece of volcanic rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean - it was done by the same people. To understand this, you need to know the Japanese mentality.
    A warrior is worthy of respect and memory. The Yasukini Shrine was built for people like him, not for the souls of cowardly fiends like Ichiro Ishida, the commander of Unit 731.
    1. crest
      crest 22 January 2014 15: 00
      0
      And you wouldn’t go catch a man who shot your cow so that the meat could wilt, steals coconuts from your palm and stupidly does not understand that the war is over and he can go to Japan and not engage in lawlessness at your place. That's why the peaceful samurai shot
  21. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 22 January 2014 14: 30
    +3
    Rest in peace, the last samurai ... you fulfilled your duty to the end ...
  22. Support
    Support 22 January 2014 16: 29
    +3
    Respect is worthy. Like a faithful oath. Like just a soldier. It's not about nationality. The spirit of a warrior. Now japas are not like that. By the way, in Russia there were also the same heroes loyal to the oath - the story of a permanent sentry.
    1. max73
      max73 22 January 2014 19: 28
      -1
      As far as I understand, many of the users of Topvar served in the Soviet Army and took the oath to the whole country, and not to the emperor ...
  23. kudwar68
    kudwar68 22 January 2014 16: 45
    +3
    REAL SOLDIER! Honor and honor to this warrior! Despite the fact that he fought against our allies, he is worthy of respect.
  24. mountain
    mountain 22 January 2014 18: 19
    0
    Glory to the heroes, no matter what nation they belong to!
  25. coserg 2012
    coserg 2012 22 January 2014 19: 13
    0
    But two blocks from me lives Uncle Vasya, a veteran of the Second World War. When, after the defeat of the Japanese in the Far East, he was put on food storage for the 6th Air Army (he served in it), and they gave the Japanese prisoners. Of the 12 people, two officers were stubborn speaks to impossibility. By the end of the day, these two jump into a hole (cabbage was so fermented there) and defiantly cope with a small need. Here Uncle Vasya Bezdetko could not stand it, put them both there, for which he received a term, which he left.
    Quote: s-t Petrov
    the honor of an officer, backed up by actions will always inspire respect,
    1. EdwardTich68
      EdwardTich68 22 January 2014 19: 19
      +2
      Well done Uncle Vasya and the Japanese spoiled noblemen, did not want to work
  26. DZ_98_B
    DZ_98_B 22 January 2014 19: 31
    -5
    YOUR MOTHER !!!!! "KHAN BATY ???? HERO ???? NAPOLEON, HERO ???? OTTO CARIUUS, HERO ???? MICHAEL WITMAN HERO ????? THEY HEROES ?????? YOU FAVORS .... THEY ARE HEROES ????????? YOU FOLLOWS OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS ... YOU ARE AFRAID OF RUSSIANS ???. YOU Fascist fans. I hate you!
    1. family tree
      family tree 22 January 2014 21: 34
      +4
      Quote: DZ_98_B
      YOUR MOTHER !!!!! "KHAN BATY ???? HERO ???? NAPOLEON, HERO ???? OTTO CARIUUS, HERO ???? MICHAEL WITMAN HERO ????? THEY HEROES ?????? YOU FAVORS .... THEY ARE HEROES ????????? YOU FOLLOWS OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS ... YOU ARE AFRAID OF RUSSIANS ???. YOU Fascist fans. I hate you!

      So, this is no longer pouring! Well, we’re still a little shy drinks For the Glory of the Russian Arms!
      Even I broke up today repeat
  27. Atanda
    Atanda 22 January 2014 22: 39
    0
    Nastya Policheva's song "Tatsu" about him on a hike!
  28. alone
    alone 22 January 2014 22: 40
    +2
    Onodo was an officer, took the oath and remained faithful to his duty to the end. Even surrendered after he was given a written order of the emperor. I wish everyone to be faithful to the oath, as Onodo was faithful soldier
  29. per3526
    per3526 23 January 2014 00: 04
    +3
    The Germans also lied to our partisans and encirclement about the capture of Moscow, that resistance is useless.
    But they held on, did not believe and won!
    So this Jap, a strong man turned out! Respect! good
  30. gnomon
    gnomon 23 January 2014 02: 41
    +1
    And in my opinion, this Japanese is just a moron and a coward. A good scout who for 30 years has not been able to figure out the situation. A good soldier who killed 30 people in 30 years, most of whom had nothing to do with the military at all, i.e. killed civilians. His main merit is the theft of grub from local peasants and a cowardly sitting in the jungle. I would also understand that if in 30 years he had killed 800 people in the military, destroyed 50 aircraft, shot down two aircraft, drowned three ships, blew up 15 buildings and burned one airfield.
    In essence, a man did not fulfill his military duty and oath all his life, but rather he sat in holes, i.e. really he is a dumb and cowardly shit, actually a deserter, and not a hero, as some here imagine him.
  31. Klim podkova
    Klim podkova 23 January 2014 12: 31
    +2
    Chechen Khasukh Magomadov, the last abrek in the USSR, who fought 1939 to 1976 year, shot police officers, government officials and just guys who wore epaulets on their shoulders for 37 (!) Years?
  32. Crang
    Crang 23 January 2014 12: 37
    +1
    Quote: xetai9977
    That is what loyalty to the oath and military duty means! Respect and honor.! He fought for his country!

    That's the point, dear. He fought for its country, not ours. And for them he is a hero, and not for us... They need to exalt him, but we needed to shoot this monster. That would not be familiar to other "heroes".
  33. Curious
    Curious 23 January 2014 15: 00
    +1
    This soldier is worthy of respect. This is a manifestation of valor, loyalty to the country, the order of the commander.
    And those who condemn him, you can understand. They are a product of modernity, in which honor, valor, loyalty, devotion are not quoted. The contract for the military service of Western countries says "... if I was taken prisoner and my life is in danger, I have the right to betray a military secret," even if this is not literal, but the essence is the same.
  34. Victor Wolz
    Victor Wolz 23 January 2014 20: 56
    0
    True samurai and soldier!
  35. Guardian
    Guardian 24 January 2014 17: 03
    0
    I recalled a childhood joke on the topic:
    There is a grandmother in the woods, sees the partisan:
    - Grandma, are there Germans in the village?
    - What are the Germans, son? The war has ended twenty years!
    - How, twenty years? And I'm already the tenth echelon to derail ...