• Short Summary

    Relatives of Sub-Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda have used balloons trailing messages and scattered leaflets in their efforts to persuade him to leave the jungle on the Philippine Island of Lubang.

  • Description

    Relatives of Sub-Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda have used balloons trailing messages and scattered leaflets in their efforts to persuade him to leave the jungle on the Philippine Island of Lubang.

    Sub-Lieutenant Onoda, aged about 50, won't surrender, and indeed may be unaware that the Second World War ended in 1945 with Japan's capitulation. He is one of about 30 Japanese officers believed to be still hiding in the Lubang Island jungle, still obeying their orders never to surrender. Fresh orders telling them to five themselves up are among the leaflets being distributed on the island, which is 90 miles (144 kilometres) south-west of Manila.

    Conda was wounded recently when he and a companion clashed with a police patrol as they were raiding a garden for food. the second man, Private Kinshicki Kozuka, was killed in the incident.

    This report is by John Rich of the National Broadcasting Company, USA. A Transcript of the commentary on the film follows; an alternative commentary appears overleaf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FHL8ZZ2RZD3B9XHTAL4O170D
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FHL8ZZ2RZD3B9XHTAL4O170D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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