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Flags Of Our Fathers: February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was
finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial
and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima,
which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in
history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount
The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing that they had been immortalized. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory.
'Flags of Our Fathers' is based on the bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers, which chronicled the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the flag raisers and some of their brothers in Easy Company.
Letters From Iwo Jima: Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, 'Batman Begins) stars as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the American-educated general who courageously led the Japanese resistance to the massive American onslaught of the island of Iwo Jima.
Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)