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To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

 -  Documentary | Short | War  -  7 June 1945 (USA)
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Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan.

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Credited cast:
Harlon Block ...
Himself - USMC: Raises Flag
John H. Bradley ...
Himself - USN: Raises Flag
Rene A. Gagnon ...
Himself - USMC: Raises Flag
Ira H. Hayes ...
Himself - USMC: Raises Flag
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Himself - Inevitable Triumph Speech (archive sound) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Franklin Sousley ...
Himself - USMC: Raises Flag
Mike Strank ...
Himself - USMC: Raises Flag
Richmond Kelly Turner ...
Himself - USN (as Adm. Turner)
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Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan.

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Courage has always been a virtue.
4 May 2003 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited (by Warner Bros.) effort. With all footage compiled by combat photographers from the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, we watch as the defending positions are softened by an extensive aerial and Naval bombardment, followed by ten waves of landing craft occupied by men selected from 110000 (and 880 ships!) who had to fight for every inch of black sandy soil, as only 200 Japanese surrendered, many being fused by flamethrowers, shown in dispiriting detail during the course of this work which was released only two months after the brutal engagement, and months before the atomic bombing attacks upon the Japanese mainland.


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