This 50-slide PowerPoint presentation illustrates the Battle of Iwo Jima and explains why the anticipated 3-day battle took 5 weeks. The Battle of Iwo Jima is the only Pacific Theater battle in which the U.S. suffered more casualties than the Japanese. Given the island’s limited strategic value, many argued that attacking there was a mistake that prolonged the war. Nevertheless, the iconic sculpture of the staged flag raising on Iwo Jima has become an American symbol of heroism and victory.
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NAZI PHILOSOPHY IN 20 SLOGANS
WORLD WAR II: RATIONING RECIPES AND SACRIFICE ON THE HOME FRONT
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