The Battle of Iwo Jima resulted in 25,707 deaths, according to the Navy Department Library. The battle caused the deaths of 6,800 American sailors and Marines, as well as the death...
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in
which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima
The American amphibious invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II stemmed
from the need for a base near the Japanese coast. Following elaborate
Features the battle, including numerous photographs, film clips, and information
about books, movies, and other records and memorials of the battle.
About the Movie Letters From Iwo Jima
Clint Eastwood directed this Japanese-language World War II drama, a companion piece to his Flags of Our Fathers . In Letters, General Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is tasked with readying 20,000 Japanese soldiers on a tiny Pa... More »
The Battle for Iwo Jima. Location: Volcanic island 660 miles south of Tokyo Size:
2 miles wide by 4 miles long (8 sm). Background: Summer/Fall 1944.
Iwo Jima is a small speck in the Pacific; it is 4.5 miles long and at its broadest
point 2.5 miles wide. Iwo is the Japanese word for sulfur, and the island is indeed
For all who bear its scars, the battle for Iwo Jima, 58 years ago (February 19-
March 26, 1945), still looms gargantuan, unbelievable, devouring; not
Kids learn about the history of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.
American marines take the island from the Japanese.
The photograph at the right of Marines raising the American flag at the summit of
Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima has become an enduring image of ...