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In a military training mission gone tragically wrong 210 soldiers ascend Mount Hakkoda in the dead of winter and only eleven re Loved this My best faction read of 2012In real life Nitta had a horrible WW2 and then his wife and children had to walk home from Manchuria So he's angry at the army and his book shows itSome bits don't work Tokushima seems like a nice guy and then suddenly he's really nasty to the guides And why is a chap called Kuramochi griping at him over twenty pages in the middle? Where did he come from and why is he so pissed off? The brothers were cute but it became a bit hysterical C’est magnifiue mais ce n’est pas la guerre Outside the circle of NCOs that had formed around the circle of officers a strapping corporal stepped forward and saluted Yamada 'With respect Sir Lieutenant Nagano has just said that it is impossible to continue but is it not in the nature of the Japanese Army to make the impossible possible? All of us NCOs wish to continue toward Tashiro as planned' These words created a general stir among the NCOs There were shouts of agreement Two or three others showed signs of wanting to step forward Yamada realized that the situation threatened to get out of hand All at once he drew his sword and pointed it toward the blizzard 'Advance' I think we could all do with an orderly from the Japanese Army in our lives Suddenly Lieutenant Ono of the 3rd Platoon collapsed His orderly tried to raise him but he did not get up 'Lieutenant Lieutenant' the orderly shouted but only the storm answered 'Lieutenant please Get up Sir' The orderly was close to tears Zenjiro Hasebe heard him and fixed his eyes on Kanda who was walking in front of him As Kanda's orderly he had to remain by Kanda He must not fall behind He imagined Lieutenant Ono's orderly would probably sit by his master until he died Then the orderly would fall asleep by the lieutenant's side This seemed natural to Hasebe' Nuts for every day of his military life it had been hammered into him that a soldier's rifle is important than a soldier's life My favourite uote ever is from a French person seeing St Pancras railway station in London C'est magnifiue mais ce n'est pas la gare Clever huh?
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Turn This fictionalized account of a true incident remains one of Japan’s most poignant stories about soldiers’ courage and An old old favorite Reading the note by the translator I finally realized why it stays with me so much it's like a greek tragedy You feel such pity for the heroes and know that there but for the grace of god go I
READ 八甲田山死の彷徨 Hakkōdasan shi no hōkō
The dangers of reckless leadershipJiro Nitta 1912–80 was one of Japan’s most popular authors and a winner of the Naoki Pri This book is about events that occurred end of January 1902 when 200 soldiers of a Japanese Imperial Army unit out of 210 froze to death during a blizzard in a mountain range that only barely surpasses 1500 m It is a fictionalized account that is very well readable Luckily the translator obviously very familiar with the historic facts himself adds an afterword in which he outlines the important changes made by the original author compared to the actual incident He also very conclusively points out what the original authors intentions were Definitely a worthwhile read if you are interested in Japanese culture and if you can find a copy since it is out of print