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

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

Description

One of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lt General Holand Smith, the overall Marine Commander, as 'the toughest fight in the 169 years of our corps' - a titanic struggle of savagery that eclipsed all that had gone before. 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, and to whom surrender was not an option. The loss of Iwo Jima was proof to the Japanese that the Americans could seize one of the world's most heavily defended islands.


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Details

Author(s)
Derrick Wright, Jim Laurier, David Chandler
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 9.14mm | 357g
Publication date
01 Apr 2001
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
70 b&w and 14 colour illustrations, chronology, bibliography
ISBN10
1841761788
ISBN13
9781841761787
Bestsellers rank
538,683