Voices of History audio files provide educators and students of history with primary source materials to supplement traditional historical documents and textbooks. These narratives feature the voices of actual witnesses to significant periods in United States history and how those events affected their lives. These audio files bring a human context to the interpretation of historical events.
In this audio file, a United States Marine desicribes his battle experiences on Iwo Jima during February and March of 1945. He describes the preparation and assault on that small island heavily fortified by the Japanese which produced some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific Campaign of World War II. He vividly recalls the confusion and death he witnessed during the first few hours of the invasion.
Hear a short sample at www.edtechworkshops.com/voices.html