The story of WW2 Japanese Army Second Lt. Hiroo Onoda is an amazing one to say the least.
For exactly 10,000 nights (29 years) Onoda survived alone in the jungles of the Philipine island of Lubang with only his wits, training and dedication to see him through.
For the military historian and martial citizen, the study of the “Secret War” in which the Japanese had trained Onoda in the Nakano School is worthy of attention.
When Japan realized the War had been lost (around late 1943) The focus shifted on training soldiers (and some civilians) in the fundamental aspects of guerilla warfare and sabotage. The Japanese were planning to resist with a guerilla army both in the home islands and abroad.
Just a FYI: The Movie is rather long, coming in a just over two hours and forty-five minutes and is in French with English subtitles.
You can watch Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle HERE.
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A large part of current U.S. COIN doctrine (Counter-Insurgency) that was re-vamped and rolled out around 2006 to ground pounders in Iraq and A-Stan is based upon the lessons learned by the British during the Malayan Emergency. Think Tankers like David Kilcullen wrote extensively on it in books like The Accidental Guerilla and Out of the Mountains. It would do the Armed Citizen justice to study up on these TTP going forward for obvious reasons!
Additonal Worth While Reading:
The Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot
Invisible Armies by Max Boot
(Please Note these books were written by the author before he became a spineless liberal).