●ＢＢＣ「降伏を拒絶した第二次大戦日本軍兵士小野田寛郎死去」 （Japan WW2 soldier who refused to surrender Hiroo Onoda dies）
"Every Japanese soldier was prepared for death, but as an intelligence officer I was ordered to conduct guerrilla warfare and not to die," he told ABC in an interview in 2010. 「全日本軍兵士は死ぬ用意があった。しかし情報将校として私は生きてゲリラ戦を仕掛けよという命令を受けた」 ２０１０年ＡＢＣ放送のインタビューでそう答えた。
Finally in March 1974 his former commanding officer travelled to the Philippines to rescind his original orders in person. Mr Onoda saluted the Japanese flag and handed over his Samurai sword while still wearing a tattered army uniform.
The formal surrender of Japan was held in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945 ? weeks after two atomic bomb blasts brought an end to years of carnage. Emperor Hirohito called on the Japanese to “endure the unendurable,” forfeiting the cause that led millions of his countrymen to their graves.
World War II was over ? but not for Hiroo Onoda. A lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army, Mr. Onoda spent an additional 29 years hiding in the jungle of an isolated Philippine island.