What the Japanese continued to fight after the Second world

History 18/02/20 What the Japanese continued to fight after the Second world

Partisans of the Second World war went down in history as a serious force capable of inflicting significant damage to the aggressor troops, which was made by Nazi Germany and its allies. While there are many examples where the guerrillas continued to fight after the war, not knowing that she is long over. Particularly noteworthy in this respect, the story of the Japanese soldiers, the samurai, for several decades hiding in the jungles of GUAM and the Philippines.

the Eternal battle in the jungle

Once, during the fighting on the island of GUAM on 14 October 1944, two soldiers of the Japanese Imperial army corporal Iroki Minakawa and ordinary ito’s Masashi serendipitously behind the main forces of the Japanese. They barely caught up with his company, then through the thickets of the jungle saw how their colleagues were ambushed and completely broken. Realizing that the help they have can’t, Minakawa and Masashi disappeared into the jungle. Logically assuming that enemies are around and they better some time not out of the woods, the Japanese voluntarily adopted the life of hermits. Packed Lunches were in their knapsacks, quickly came to an end and Minakawa with Masashi were forced to master the pasture. They have fruits, snakes, and some species of edible insects. Knowing that the locals supported the Americans, the Japanese are not out of the jungle, in full confidence that the war continues. Of course, the two hermits would not be able long enough to survive on forest food. Saved them a fortune. Once, wandering through the jungle, they came upon the dump American air base. There was a lot of food scraps, and various household items. Since then, the lives of hermits adjusted. They regularly replenish stocks of food and clothing to the American landfill. Hard to believe that two Japanese lived in junglex 16 long years. The first disappeared Minakawa. He left and never came back. Masashi was horrified and rushed to find another. From the top of the nearest mountain poor hermit saw a fellow next to a group of Americans. Minakawa in this invitingly waved his hand. Later it turned out that in the forest he came across an American patrol, who explained to him that the war is long over, and the US and Japan became allies. Soon the two brothers were sent home.

the Guerrillas Champions

The amazing thing is that the story of Musashi and Minakawa not unique. There are other examples of Japanese soldiers hiding in the jungle for several decades. Some of these stories seem fantastic, but nonetheless, they happened in reality. The Japanese army Sergeant Shoichi ICOI, hiding from the Americans, held in the jungle 28 years, exclusively feeding on frogs and insects. However, the soldier has not lost his mind and very upset when he was told that the war ended more than a quarter of a century ago, and all his sufferings were in vain. In that moment, when ICAI in 1972, was discovered by the American patrol, he was 58 years old. Two years later, on the Philippine island of Lubang had been fighting the Philippine patrol and two Japanese partisans of Hiroo Onoda and Kinseki Kozuki. During the battle Kozuka was killed and Onoda went back to the forest. Found a Japanese Lieutenant only thirty years later during a special expedition organized by the government of Japan on the search for such hermits that were many scattered through the jungles of those countries in which the Japanese during the war were fighting with the Americans. Onoda agreed to surrender only after he asked the former commander, specially for this purpose arrived in the Philippines. During interrogation Onoda, the hermit said that in the woods is much the same as he did the guerrillas, who never give up. The most incredible thing that Onoda was not lying. After it was indeed found severalabout Japanese guerrillas. The last of them was discovered in 2005. Lieutenant Yoshimo Yamakawa and corporal, Tsuzuki nakauchi of hiding in the Philippine jungle sixty years. At the time of detection of Yamakawa was 87 years old and Nakauchi 83. The most incredible searches Japanese guerrillas is still going on. It is not excluded that from the jungle come the soldiers of the Japanese Imperial army, whose age is well over 100 years!

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