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Just stumbled across this on Twitter. A pretty iconic image: US marines raise the flag over the newly conquered Mt Suribachi on Iwo Jima, Japan - 23 February 1945


Letters from Iwo Jima ~ "The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it."


wizarding schools around the world: Mahoutokoro School of Magic #1: "This ancient Japanese school has the smallest student body of the 11 great wizarding schools, taking students from the age of 7 (although they do not board until they are 11). While day students, wizarding children are flown to & from their homes every day on the backs of a flock of giant storm petrels. The ornately exquisite palace of Mahoutokoro is made of mutton-fat jade, & stands on the topmost point of Minami Iwo…


If you were born in 1949, that year John Wayne was huge and he scored a biggie hit film that year when Republic Pictures released of The Sands Of Iwo Jima - WWII movies were big bucks to the studios now.


John Wayne, a few of many...Sands of Iwo Jima; North to Alaska; Wagon Train; McLintock; Rio Bravo; True Grit; The Shootist

from Barnes & Noble

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.