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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Poster

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Baron Nishi: [reading the letter from the mother of Sam, the dead marine] And always do what's right because it's right.

General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: I will always be in front of you.

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Baron Nishi: This is a picture of me and my horse champion.

Sam: [Sam smiles and chuckles] No kidding. Oklahoma, it's where I'm from.

Baron Nishi: Takeichi.

Sam: Sam.

[Both men shake hands]

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: If our children can live safely for one more day it would be worth the one more day that we defend this island.

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: For our homeland. Until the very last man. Our duty is to stop the enemy right here. Do not expect to return home alive.

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Saigo: We can die here, or we can continue fighting. Which would better serve the emperor?

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: [Tadamichi turns up in time to stop Ito from beheading Saigo and Shimizu] I don't want you to kill my soldiers needlessly. Put down your sword. Put it down!

[Ito sheathes his katana and salutes]

General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: What's going on here?

Lieutenant Ito: These men ran from Suribachi.

General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: Lt. Ito, I gave the order that all survivors retreat to the north caves.

Lieutenant Ito: [embarrassed] I am very sorry, General. It's just... Suribachi... has fallen.

[Tadamichi rushes to a cave opening and sees Mount Suribachi from a distance, with a U.S flag raised on the summit]

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: The United States is the *last* country in the world that Japan should fight.

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: I am determined to serve and give my life for my country.

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: A day will come when they will weep and pray for your souls.

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: You are quite a soldier

Saigo: No, just a simple baker

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Shimizu: I don't know anything about the enemy. I thought all Americans were cowards. I was taught they were savages.

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Lieutenant Okubo: Shall I finish him off?

Baron Nishi: No. Treat him.

Lieutenant Okubo: But, sir...

Baron Nishi: Okubo, you would expect the same, wouldn't you? Endo, treat him.

Medic Endo: We are low on morphine as it is.

Shimizu: Sir, the Americans would not treat a wounded Japanese soldier.

Baron Nishi: Son, have you ever met one? Treat him.

[Shimizu is lost for words]

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: Everything happens in threes.

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Saigo: [a letter to Saigo's wife] We soldiers dig. We dig all day. This is the hole that we will fight and die in. Am I digging my own grave?

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Lt. Colonel Oiso: We will make a run for Motoyama. There is no cover for 2 kilometers, it will be every man for himself. See you on the other side, if not on this earth, then in the next world.

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Saigo: Thank you very much. I'm happy to serve the country.

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General Tadamichi Kuribayashi: We will build those underground fortifications. And fight till the end.

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Saigo: He studied the Americans. So he knows how to beat them.

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