Hiroo Onoda, Japanese soldier who hid in Philippine jungle for 29 years, dies at 91

By Adam Bernstein, January 17, 2014

The formal surrender of Japan was held in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945 — weeks after two atomic bomb blasts brought an end to years of carnage. Emperor Hirohito called on the Japanese to “endure the unendurable,” forfeiting the cause that led millions of his countrymen to their graves.

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