Provides the true story of the actions that led to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima by the American Marines in February 1945, complete with maps and an eight-page photo insert. Reissue.
The story of the Battle of Iwo Jima is told through the lives of six young men pictured in the famous news photo of the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi. Hailing from different parts of the United States, these young men can be seen as representative of the generation that grew up in the '30s and went off to fight in the '40s.