The Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most iconic and fierce battles in our history, recently commemorated its 68th anniversary. Check out To the Shores of Iwo Jima on YouTube, a 1945 documentary (featuring color footage) to give some perspective on why the engagement mattered. And be sure to read the Washington Post about Joe Rosenthal's famous shot of the flag raising over Mt. Suribachi. For more information on the Battle of Iwo Jima, including instructional materials, visit the Navy Department Library website, the website, and the website.