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The Resource Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972 : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life, by Omi Hatashin, [Shōichi Yokoi]

Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972 : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life, by Omi Hatashin, [Shōichi Yokoi]

Label
Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972 : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life
Title
Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972
Title remainder
the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life
Statement of responsibility
by Omi Hatashin, [Shōichi Yokoi]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"This book is about the reality of such a man (and the ingenuity he applied to ensure his survival), which is very different from the stereotype. The first part is the English translation of his own autobiography, which was narrated to his wife who wrote everything down. The second part is a biography of Yokoi after his return to Japan, including his marriage, upper house elections in 1974, his pottery and his views on modern life. He died in 1997. Although Intelligence Officer Onoda's story of survival on Lubang caught the headlines in the same year (1974) that Yokoi published his story, it is interesting to note that Yokoi, a mere Private, did not attract the same amount of interest in Japan, partly because of stories of 'cowardice' and partly because he was simply a nobody in the Imperial Japanese Army and therefore an embarrassment. This book, therefore, sheds a different light on the reality of the war in the Pacific while addressing some key issues concerning the nature of Japanese culture in modern times"--Publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Omi, Hatashin
Dewey number
940.5352092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
D811.Y55
LC item number
H38 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1915-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yokoi, Shōichi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yokoi, Shōichi
  • Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jungle survival
  • Yokoi, Shōichi
  • Japan
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Jungle survival
  • Veterans
  • Guam
  • Japan
  • Weltkrieg
  • Soldat
  • Guam
  • Japan
Label
Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972 : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life, by Omi Hatashin, [Shōichi Yokoi]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early days (1915-September 1941) -- To Where are we going to be posted? (February-March 1944) -- 'Deployment' in Guam (March-July 1944) -- The US invasion: 'attack the Americans and die!' (21 July-6 August 1944) -- The last days of our platoon (6 August -- September 1944) -- 'Survival war' in the jungle: 'don't rush to die. The Japanese Army is coming to rescue us' (September 1944-May 1945) -- 'Japan has surrendered, come out!' (June-December 1945) -- 'We shall never surrender' (1946-1947) -- 'I shall survive on my own' (1949) -- Tailoring from tree fibres: 'The empire will strike back in a decade' (1949-1950) -- 'No way to survive but to hide us underground' (1950-1959) -- 'How to get off Guam?' (1959-1962) -- The death of my last colleagues (c. 1962-1964) -- Eight years in solitude (c. 1964-1971) -- Factors in my survival -- Discovery: 'no one shall remain alive to incur the shame of becoming a prisoner of war' (January 1972) -- Epilogue: 'being thankful for this day in order the better to arrive at tomorrow'
Control code
754773631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004213043
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612557910
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
255791
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754773631
Label
Private Yokoi's war and life on Guam, 1944-1972 : the story of the Japanese Imperial Army's longest WWII survivor in the field and later life, by Omi Hatashin, [Shōichi Yokoi]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early days (1915-September 1941) -- To Where are we going to be posted? (February-March 1944) -- 'Deployment' in Guam (March-July 1944) -- The US invasion: 'attack the Americans and die!' (21 July-6 August 1944) -- The last days of our platoon (6 August -- September 1944) -- 'Survival war' in the jungle: 'don't rush to die. The Japanese Army is coming to rescue us' (September 1944-May 1945) -- 'Japan has surrendered, come out!' (June-December 1945) -- 'We shall never surrender' (1946-1947) -- 'I shall survive on my own' (1949) -- Tailoring from tree fibres: 'The empire will strike back in a decade' (1949-1950) -- 'No way to survive but to hide us underground' (1950-1959) -- 'How to get off Guam?' (1959-1962) -- The death of my last colleagues (c. 1962-1964) -- Eight years in solitude (c. 1964-1971) -- Factors in my survival -- Discovery: 'no one shall remain alive to incur the shame of becoming a prisoner of war' (January 1972) -- Epilogue: 'being thankful for this day in order the better to arrive at tomorrow'
Control code
754773631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004213043
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612557910
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
255791
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754773631

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