• Short Summary

    Japanese World War Two straggler Hiroo Onoda, who left the jungles in the Philippines -- his hideout for 29 years -- in March, is now settling down into a peacetime life in Brazil.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Onoda taking driving lessons (2 shots)
    0.11

    2.
    SCU Onoda seated in car
    0.16

    3.
    SV Daisies TO Onoda picking flower in garden
    0.30

    4.
    SV Onoda with brother
    0.37

    5.
    SV Onoda's books on table (2 shots)
    0.43

    6.
    SV Onoda taking his meal
    0.48

    7.
    Sv Magazine on his life in the Philippines
    1.00

    8.
    SV Onoda studying Portuguese
    1.18

    9.
    Sv Crowded street in Sao Paulo (2 shots)
    1.33


    ONODA TAKING DRIVING LESSONS: ONODA PICKING FLOWERS IN FLOWER FARM: ONODA'S BOOKS: MAGAZINE FEATURING HIS LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES: ONODA STUDYING PORTUGUESE AND CROWDED STREET IN SAO PAULO.




    Initials CL/1708 CL/1728



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Japanese World War Two straggler Hiroo Onoda, who left the jungles in the Philippines -- his hideout for 29 years -- in March, is now settling down into a peacetime life in Brazil.

    Onoda, 53, surrendered only after his former Commander, ex-Major Yoshima Taniguchi, ordered him to do so. He stayed behind to carry out his orders after the war to fight a rearguard action against the Americans.

    He is now staying with his older brother on a small flower farm in Sao Paulo. He left Japan in October because of family pressure on him to settle down.

    He has since written of his experiences in the jungles and earned about $US10,000 (about 4,000 pounds sterling) from the books. He will visit the United States and Europe in January to launch a new edition of his books.

    With the money he plans to buy a farm in a less populated district in Brazil and become a cattle-rancher. He is now studying farm administration and cattle-raising.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQBT6ULVHA6IGTKSPFX5OE4UM
    Media URN:
    VLVABQBT6ULVHA6IGTKSPFX5OE4UM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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