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We remember “The flag of our fathers” on another anniversary of the Marines invading Iwo Jima

Sunday, February 19, 2017 13:32
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A few years ago, I watched a great movie: Flag of our Fathers.

It is a good movie and it shows the cruelty of war as well as the bond among soldiers.

I found Oliver North’s War Stories even more interesting:

“More than 50 years after the Battle of Iwo Jima, questions still remain and controversies still rage. The battleground is where six men bravely planted the American flag after a fierce and bloody fight. The picture is frozen in the mind of many Americans and it inspired the Marine Memorial in Washington D.C. But where are those six men? What are their stories?

One of the brave Marines captured in the photo carried a picture of his girlfriend inside the webbing of his helmet. Did he make it back alive to see her again? How was the flag-raising picture taken? Was it staged? Find out the whole story. And hear what it was like to fight a war in a place the Marines say was “hell with the fire out.”

You can get the book that inspired the movie:


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