Raising the American Flag

Cora Wandel

Washington, D.C., United States

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The battle of Iwo Jima in World War II was immortalized by Joe Rosenthal’s photograph of the raising of the American flag atop the 546-foot Mount Suribachi by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman. The famous Iwo Jima Memorial adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery was created based on Mr. Rosenthal’s work, and this is a photograph of that memorial.

The battle over the island of Iwo Jima in World War II was one of the fiercest battles between the United States and Japan, and resulted in the United States capturing the island. Japanese positions on the island were heavily fortified, with vast bunkers, hidden artillery, and 11 miles of underground tunnels. The battle was the first American attack on a major Japanese island and the Imperial soldiers defended their positions tenaciously. Of the 22,000 Japanese soldiers present at the beginning of the battle, over 20,000 were killed and only 1,083 taken prisoner.

Source: Wikipedia

Thank you to the groups “Alphabet Soup” and “Canon DSLR” for featuring this photograph.

The Iwo Jima Memorial is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This photograph is “as is” from the camera, there was no post processing.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D

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