70th Anniversary of the "Battle of Iwo Jima"

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Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima
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Today is the 70th year anniversary to the beginning of the Battle of Iwo Jima. It began on February 19, 1945 when the United States fought the Japanese Empire for Iwo Jima. The battle went on for five weeks and it is considered to be the one of the most brutal battles during World War II.

One of the most famous photographs from Iwo Jima was “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” and Joe Rosenthal took it. He would later win a Pulitzer Prize for Photography. The battle of Iwo Jima ended on March 26, 1945, and it claimed around 33,000 American lives.

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