Iwo Jima 1945: The Marines Raise The Flag On Mount Suribachi by Derrick WrightIwo Jima 1945: The Marines Raise The Flag On Mount Suribachi by Derrick Wright

Iwo Jima 1945: The Marines Raise The Flag On Mount Suribachi

byDerrick WrightIllustratorJim Laurier

Paperback | February 25, 2001

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One 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.
Derrick Wright is the author of 'Tarawa: A Hell of a Way to Die' (Windrow & Greene, 1997) and 'The Battle for Iwo Jima' (Sutton, 1999). His interest in the Second World War started in childhood, as he grew up in the Teeside area which was subjected to so many bombing raids. After National Service with the Army, he became an engineer sp...
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Title:Iwo Jima 1945: The Marines Raise The Flag On Mount SuribachiFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841761788

ISBN - 13:9781841761787

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Campaign/Battle/Aftermath and Conclusion/Battlefield Today/Chronology/Bibliography/Index