View Full Version : For you the war is over

27-05-2005, 09:57:14

Japanese officials in the Philippines are to meet two men who claim to be Japanese soldiers who have lived in the jungle since the end of World War II.

The pair, now in their 80s, were found on the southern island of Mindanao.

They reportedly said they wanted to return to Japan, but were afraid of facing a court martial.

Their claim drew comparisons with the 1974 case of Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, who was found in the Philippines jungle unaware the war had ended.


27-05-2005, 11:53:12
When Lt Onoda was found on the Philippines island of Lubang in 1974, he initially refused to surrender.

Only when his former commanding officer was flown over from Japan did he agree to leave the jungle. :lol: Now that's a true soldier.

27-05-2005, 12:26:47
peace!!! ;)

27-05-2005, 12:32:02
I thought those guys were all gone, and it seems there are still some of them.