Japanese Soldier

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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Statue to honour man that captured Australia’s First Japanese WWII POW

A bronze life-size statue of the Aboriginal man who captured Australia’s first Japanese prisoner of World War II is to be created on the Tiwi Islands off the Northern Territory coast, reports ABC. The statue will honor Tiwi man Matthias Ullungura, an aboriginal from the Snake Bay settlement, who claimed Australia’s first Japanese WWII Prisoner of …

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