Sunday, October 28, 2007

Urban Legend

There's always stories muttered about Japanese soldiers who didn't know WWII was over and fought on in remote places, but I always assumed they were urban legends. Not true.

Hiroo Onoda fought WWII until 1974 on an island in the Phillipines. Wow. Shoichi Yokoi lasted until 1972.

via The Engines of Our Ingenuity

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