• The Lions Of Iwo Jima

The Lions Of Iwo Jima

The Lions Of Iwo Jima

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  • Author
    Major General Fred Haynes Usmc Ret
  • Publisher
    Henry Holt And Company
  • Publication date
    05 August 2008

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Lions Of Iwo Jima

  • Author

    Major General Fred Haynes Usmc Ret

  • Date Published

    05 August 2008

  • Publisher

    Henry Holt And Company

  • Pages

    288 pages

  • ISBN

    9781429937924

Book Description

"In 1945 my father, John Bradley, and other members of Combat Team 28 raised a flag on Iwo Jima. Now with The Lions of Iwo Jima, [Haynes] helps America understand how it was done."—James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys

Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. The unit, 4,500 men strong, plunged immediately into ferocious combat, and by the time the battled ended, 70 percent of the men in the team's three assault battalions were killed or seriously wounded. The stories told here, many for the first time, will seem too cruel, too heartbreaking to be believed. As one veteran remarked, "Each day we learned a new way to die."

Major General Fred Haynes, then a young captain, is the last surviving office in CT 28 who was intimately involved in planning and coordinating all phases of the team's fight on Iwo Jima. In this astonishing narrative, Haynes and James A. Warren recapture in riveting detail what the Marines experienced, drawing on a wealth of previously untapped documents, personal narratives, letters, and interviews with survivors to offer fresh interpretations of the fight for Suribachi, the iconic flag-raising photograph, and the nature of the campaign as a whole.

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