In thirty-six days of horrific fighting, Iwo Jima - a virtually unknown but critically strategic Japanese island - became a place no one would forget. On February 23, 1945, as the battle raged below, photographer Joe Rosenthal's camera captured five Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the Stars-and-Stripes on Mt. Suribachi. This photograph would come to symbolize the valor and eventual victory of the Marines, and the nation's determination to win World War II. This book tells the full story of the ten days Rosenthal spent on Iwo Jima as Marines fought on bloody, black volcanic sands against a murderous onslaught. This photohistory contains over 120 combat photographs - including revealing shots of the famous flag-raising by other photographers - as well as quotes from survivors, newspapers and magazines, battle reports and Medal of Honor citations.
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Subtítulo: IWO JIMA AND THE PHOTOGRAH THAT CAPTURED AMERICA