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Iwo Jima 1945: The Marines Raise the Flag on Mount Suribachi Derrick Wright

Iwo Jima 1945: The Marines Raise the Flag on Mount Suribachi

Derrick Wright

Published August 21st 2012
ISBN : 9781782002406
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96 pages
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 About the Book 

One of the decisive battles ofWorld War II (1939-1945)in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps -MoreOne of the decisive battles of World War II (1939-1945) in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps - a titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force, but also to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island. This book provides a definitive account of the battle, from its origins to its hard-fought conclusion.