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Japanese soldier who surrendered after 29 years

Hiroo Onada: Japanese soldier who surrendered after 29 years

When the Japanese surrendered during WWII, one unknowing soldier spent 29 years staying true to his word until someone finally dragged him out of the jungle. Japan’s involvement in WWII came to a halt shortly after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But while peace treaties may have been signed, bringing back their soldiers was quite a challenge – …

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Letters from Iwo Jima

REVIEW: Letters from Iwo Jima (DVD) (2006)

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima tells the untold story of the Japanese soldiers who defended their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of Iwo Jima itself, the unprecedented tactics of General Tadamichi …

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The B-25D-5 "Elusive Lizzie/Miss America". (Credits: Rod Pearce)

The Sad Story of B-25 “Miss America” and her crew

Built by North American as a model D-5 and initially nicknamed “Elusive Lizzie” she was later renamed “Miss America” (before both nicknames were then covered by 38th Bombardment Group’s Green Dagon nose-art insignia). On August 5, 1943 B-25 “Miss America” (Serial no. 41-30118), assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group, 405th Bombardment Squadron, …

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Ohka carried under the belly of a Betty of 721st Naval Air Group (Credits: Wikipedia)

These Japanese bombers attacked targets with rocket-propelled people

Kamikaze attacks — known as “special attacks” by Japan — were an infamous tactic designed to not only destroy American ships but also strike fear in the Allied navies. But two months before the first kamikaze attacks were carried out at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in Oct. 1944, a Japanese transport pilot pitched the …

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TRAILER: Unsurrendered 2 – The Forgotten Filipino Guerrillas

Trailer for the World War II Documentary “Unsurrendered 2: The Hunters ROTC Guerrillas” by the Film Production Company Spyron-AV Manila. This documentary will tell you the story of the far forgotten Filipino Guerrillas that fought against the Japanese during WWII. SYNOPSIS “When WWII broke out in the Philippines, the youth were not asked to fight in the …

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The Battle of Iwo Jima In Remembrance with Photographs

The Battle of Iwo Jima that started on 19 February until 26 March 1945, codename Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces to capture the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire during World War II. It had the goal of capturing the entire island, along with its three airfields, to provide …

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