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Private Yokoi's war and life in Guam, 1944-1972 : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life

Author: Hatashin Omi; Shōichi Yokoi
Publisher: Folkestone : Global Oriental, 0820.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When discovered by local hunters on Guam, Yokoi was widely reported as a `no surrender man' who survived, living up to the old Japanese military code of honour. This book sheds light on the reality  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Japanese
Named Person: Shōichi Yokoi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hatashin Omi; Shōichi Yokoi
ISBN: 1905246692 9781905246694
OCLC Number: 316801727
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 1 v : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Chronology; List of Plates, Introduction; 1 Early days; 2 To where are we going to be posted?; 3 'Deployment' in Guam; 4 The US invasion: 'Attack the Americans and die!'; 5 The last days of our platoon; 6 'Survival war' in the jungle: 'Don't rush to die. The Japanese army is coming to rescue us'; 7 'Japan has surrendered, come out'; 8 'We shall never surrender'; 9 'I shall survive on my own'; 10 Tailoring from tree fibres: The empire will strike back in a decade'; 11 'No way to survive but to hide us underground'; 12 'How to get off Guam?'; 13 The death of my last colleagues; 14 Eight years in solitude; 15 Factors in my survival; 16 Discovery: 'No one shall remain alive to incur the shame of becoming a prisoner of war'; 17 Epilogue: Being thankful for this day in order the better to arrive at tomorrow
Responsibility: Omi Hatashin, Shōichi Yokoi.

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