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To the Shores of Iwo Jima

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To the Shores of Iwo Jima

To the Shores of Iwo Jima

Impressive colour film from 1945 covering the American Iwo Jima campaign. Includes remarkably intimate footage of the landings. Look out for the impressive views of Mount Suribachi, the great hulking mountain that dominates the island, and concealed the intricate Japanese defensive system. The final moments of the film feature the second raising of the American flag on the peak of Mount Suribachi. The footage was filmed by war photographer William Genaust, who died during the fighting on Iwo Jima and whose body was never recovered.

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