Hiroo Onoda offers his sword to former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanan Palace on March 11, 1974. Photo: AFP Hiroo Onoda offers his sword to former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanan Palace on March 11, 1974. Photo: AFP
Hiroo Onoda offers his sword to former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanan Palace on March 11, 1974. Photo: AFP

Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender for 30 years after second world war, dies

Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda waged a lone guerilla campaign on Luzon island until former commander convinced him to surrender in 1974

Hiroo Onoda offers his sword to former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanan Palace on March 11, 1974. Photo: AFP Hiroo Onoda offers his sword to former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanan Palace on March 11, 1974. Photo: AFP
Hiroo Onoda offers his sword to former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Malacanan Palace on March 11, 1974. Photo: AFP
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