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Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972 [electronic resource] : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life / by Omi Hatashin, [Sh�oichi Yokoi].

By: Omi, Hatashin.
Contributor(s): Yokoi, Sh�oichi, 1915-1997.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Folkestone, Kent, UK : Global Oriental, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 p. [8] p. of plates) : ill., map.ISBN: 9789004213043 (electronic bk.); 900421304X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Yokoi, Sh�oichi, 1915-1997 | Japan. Rikugun -- Demobilization | World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Japan -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese | Jungle survival -- Guam | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY -- Military -- World War II | Weltkrieg <1939-1945> | Soldat | Guam | JapanGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Autobiographie.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972.DDC classification: 940.5352092 Other classification: 8 | G:xb S:gb Z:40 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Early days (1915-September 1941) -- To Where are we going to be posted? (February-March 1944) -- 'Deployment' in Guam (March-July 1944) -- The US invasion: 'attack the Americans and die!' (21 July-6 August 1944) -- The last days of our platoon (6 August -- September 1944) -- 'Survival war' in the jungle: 'don't rush to die. The Japanese Army is coming to rescue us' (September 1944-May 1945) -- 'Japan has surrendered, come out!' (June-December 1945) -- 'We shall never surrender' (1946-1947) -- 'I shall survive on my own' (1949) -- Tailoring from tree fibres: 'The empire will strike back in a decade' (1949-1950) -- 'No way to survive but to hide us underground' (1950-1959) -- 'How to get off Guam?' (1959-1962) -- The death of my last colleagues (c. 1962-1964) -- Eight years in solitude (c. 1964-1971) -- Factors in my survival -- Discovery: 'no one shall remain alive to incur the shame of becoming a prisoner of war' (January 1972) -- Epilogue: 'being thankful for this day in order the better to arrive at tomorrow'.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-230) and index.

Translated from the Japanese.

Early days (1915-September 1941) -- To Where are we going to be posted? (February-March 1944) -- 'Deployment' in Guam (March-July 1944) -- The US invasion: 'attack the Americans and die!' (21 July-6 August 1944) -- The last days of our platoon (6 August -- September 1944) -- 'Survival war' in the jungle: 'don't rush to die. The Japanese Army is coming to rescue us' (September 1944-May 1945) -- 'Japan has surrendered, come out!' (June-December 1945) -- 'We shall never surrender' (1946-1947) -- 'I shall survive on my own' (1949) -- Tailoring from tree fibres: 'The empire will strike back in a decade' (1949-1950) -- 'No way to survive but to hide us underground' (1950-1959) -- 'How to get off Guam?' (1959-1962) -- The death of my last colleagues (c. 1962-1964) -- Eight years in solitude (c. 1964-1971) -- Factors in my survival -- Discovery: 'no one shall remain alive to incur the shame of becoming a prisoner of war' (January 1972) -- Epilogue: 'being thankful for this day in order the better to arrive at tomorrow'.

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