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Iwo Jima 1945 : the marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi

Author: Derrick Wright
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Osprey Pub., 2001.
Series: Osprey military.; Classic battles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the decisive battles of the War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described as the most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the U.S. Air Force, as well as to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island, and to whom surrender was not an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Wright
ISBN: 1841763748 9781841763743
OCLC Number: 49787847
Description: 94 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Series Title: Osprey military.; Classic battles.
Responsibility: Derrick Wright ; battlescene plates by Jim Laurier.

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One of the decisive battles of the War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described as the most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the U.S. Air Force, as well as to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island, and to whom surrender was not an option.

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