How do we know when it’s time to give up the fight? Find out in this excellent post by a fellow blogger!
Have you ever heard of Hiroo Onoda? He was briefly mentioned in a book I was reading. His story is quite fascinating, and curiosity naturally led me to google him to find out more. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. But what is intriguing about his account is that he did not surrender when the war ended and held out for almost 30 years.
The story goes that he was sent to the Philippines on a mission in 1944. When the war ended in 1945, he was in hiding with three other soldiers in the mountains and continuing to engage in guerrilla activities. Leaflets saying, “The war ended on August 15. Come down from the mountains!” were left by nationals but ignored by Onoda and his men. Later, leaflets were dropped from the air, including an order of surrender from a Japanese…
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