The story of Hirō Onoda, incredible story for the first time translated into French. A story of honour and boundless commitment, of faith in the superior soul of a nation, a story of madness and survival.
1945. The war is over, the armistice is signed. But at that very moment, the young lieutenant Hirō Onoda, trained in guerrilla techniques, is in the heart of the jungle on the island of Lubang in the Philippines. With three other men, he found himself isolated from the troops at the end of the fighting. All communication with the rest of the world is cut off, the four Japanese are hidden, ready to fight without knowing that peace has been signed. Over the years, the companions of Hirō Onoda disappeared and he remained, alone, an isolated guerrilla in Philippine territory, unable to accept the inconceivable idea that the Japanese had surrendered. For 29 years, he survives in the jungle. For 29 years he waited for orders and held his position. For 29 years, he fought his war, in the name of Japan.