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    Iwo Jima Essay

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    Iwo Jima, along with many other objectives in the Pacific, have come under scrutiny from many historians. Burrell, specifically, criticized the most senior officers of the U.S. armed forces at the time over their incompetence and rivalry. He proved that their indifference resulted in a senseless and bloody loss of Marine life. Nearly a third of all Marines who died in World War II, lost their lives on Iwo Jima. These losses though, were twisted into a public relations masquerade which resulted in saving the Marine Corps from termination. Iwo Jima produced the loss of roughly 28,696 American casualties, including Army, Marine, and Naval personnel. Around 6,821 were killed, 19,217 wounded, and 2,648 suffered combat fatigue. The three Marine Divisions that were sent to Iwo Jima, sustained 25,851 of those casualties. Historians claim that, in retrospect, the heavy toll taken was justified by saving thousands of airmen from certain death by using Iwo Jima for an emergency landing area. Burrell challenges this accepted belief as a misconception in his work. In the process of rewriting the truth, he puts forth significant evidence to show that the horrific losses taken offered no real strategic…

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    Iwo Jima Campaign

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    The Objectives of the Iwo Jima campaign were pretty clear cut and concise. The U.S. Army Air Force had the intention to safeguard the B-29 Superfortresses and provide fighter plane escort from Iwo Jima. However, jointly the United States Navy desired seizure of Okinawa for future strategical advantages along with the United States Army Air force benefiting from acquiring Iwo Jima. The combination of the both these objectives would seem as beneficial to the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Navy was…

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    I would like to start my image analysis with the picture called “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by Joe Rosenthal, 1945. I feel that this image shows that even in a time of war American soldiers stood together to put up the flag of the United States of America. Our flag is being lifted to what seems to be about 5 men they have taken time out of their battle to lift the flag. Around these men it seems to be a wreckage around them maybe this area was bombed and everything came down as well as the…

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    fathers John Bradley a quiet man that didn't worry about much at all from a small Wisconsin town ,Franklin Sousley, farming man from eastern Kentucky wasn’t afraid of anyone is a fun loving person,Harlon Block athletic young man a free spirit,Ira Hayes from gila river indian reservation a Pima Indian was very quiet and always displayed a keen mind,Rene Gagnon from Manchester the only child from his family has handsome good looks and almost always the center of attention ,Mike Strank the oldest…

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    RAISING THE FLAG ON IWO JIMA Every picture has a purpose. Many pictures are worth a thousand word. A picture can be whatever someone or someone’s wants. Some picture may describe someone 's mood or how the person is feeling. Anybody can take a picture old or young. A picture can tell a story. Picture helps create memories, which can either be good or bad. I think that a picture is being taken every second somewhere in the world. A picture can travel with someone wherever he or she goes, it…

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    taken to produce these emotions from the viewers but sometimes pictures taken at the spur of the moment can have a greater impact than the plan pictures. The image of the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima was an image taken for history. Joe Rosenthal did not know the effect this picture was going to cause the people of his home nation. He was just there to do his job. When glancing at the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima, the flag stands out. It is leaned back and a diagonal position that…

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    Imagine yourself, sitting on one of the many transport ships heading towards an unknown island about to reveal yourself to an unknown amount of enemy troops. The morning before your arrival you are prepared a gourmet meal and briefed on how the plan was expected to go down. 7:00 strikes and you are now being guided down to your tractors to make the rest of the way to your destination, your mind is going wild with thought but you do know one thing for sure: you are part of a team, a band of…

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    Iwo Jima

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    Iwo Jima, which is located 750 miles southeast of Japan, was one of the last stepping stones in American’s march in capturing the Japanese home island. The Japanese had turned the tiny islands of eight square miles into an impenetrable fortress Twenty-one thousand Japanese dug themselves into trenches vowing to fight to the death. The Japanese had carved eleven miles of tunnels and caves in the island’s rocky and volcanic surface. The tunnels and caves were covered with thousands of destructive…

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    class and about Iwo Jima. At that time I wasn’t past page 11 and it had been that way since you first assigned the assignment but when I picked it back up and continued to read, I couldn’t put it down. I even would take it to work because I never wanted to stop reading it. I remembered the day the book title was due that I hadn’t looked through my choices and picked a book so I decided to google different books that were provided as examples and I was completely hooked on the description when I…

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    History Of Iwo Jima

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    Iwo Jima is an island in the Pacific, approximately 650 miles from Tokyo that really did not have significant amount of natural resources. It was a rocky island with a volcano; however, it did serve as a vital platform for the Japanese fighters to launch attacks against American bombers. The island also held tactical importance to American forces. The island would serve as a landing strip for fighter escorts and as an airstrip used to repair damaged aircraft. The Marines conducted an…

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