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 HQ Batallón) May 15, 2016
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To win a war in the Pacific, the Navy would have to fight its way through thousands of miles of ocean controlled by the Japanese—including the Marshall, Caroline, Marianas and Ryukyu island chains. If the Navy could land Marines to seize selected islands, they could become forward bases....read more

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 Lieutenant) April 27, 2016

Iwo Jima is an island some 650miles south of Tokyo. It is part of the Japanese Volcano Islands. On 19th February 1945, Iwo Jima became the setting of a major battle where the United States fought the Japanese to reclaim the island back from Japan. It was just one of the bloody battles during...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 02, 2015

Marine Harry Williams was a machine gun squad leader in WWII and fought in many battles in the South Pacific. One of the most important battles to the United States was Iwo Jima. Mr. Williams speaks about the famous flag photo being raised.

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 Lieutenant) February 21, 2015

The American amphibious invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II stemmed from the need for a base near the Japanese coast. Following elaborate preparatory air and naval bombardment, three U.S. marine divisions landed on the island in February 1945. Iwo Jima was defended by roughly 23,000...read more

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 HQ Comando Supremo) November 18, 2014
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Number Ten.- The Battle of Iwo Jima (February 1845 to March 1945)

  • A bloody battle of attrition that saw around 22,000 Japanese soldiers die. American victory secured an important air base.

Number Nine.- The Battle of Kursk (July 1943...read more

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