Dangerous Missions: Assault On Iwo Jima
200750 minutes
Rob Lihani

Find out why the battle for Iwo Jima lasted much longer than the expected three to four days, and why it was so crucial to winning the war in the Pacific. Surviving veterans and military historians recount the gruesome 36 days of carnage. Incorporating combat footage of the campaign, this program explores how three Marine divisions eventually took the island and planted the flag -- an image permanently fixed in the collective mind of history

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