13185_7534_pt5.mov

13185_7534_pt5

March 1945. Title card reads "Old Glory Flies Over Iwo Jima." American soldiers advance on Iwo Jima. Injured soldiers are held up by other men and carried off on stretchers. LVT-1 Alligator Tanks work their way toward Mount Suribachi. Aerial shots of the island, Navy planes dropping bombs. Men dig in as battleships fire heavy artillery weapons. American men continue their ascent of Suribachi. Bodies lining the ground as the battle comes to a close--more than 22,000 Japanese soldiers died in the fighting. American marines clear out foxholes and pillboxes. Famous shot of marines raising the American flag on the summit of Mount Suribachi. LS of the mountain. 

1940s
B&W
Not Explicit