This book details the role of the US Marine Corps in the capture of Iwo Jima during World War II. The conflict was short being just slightly over a month. During that month, approximately 22,000 Japanese sailors and solidiers died. The United States suffered over 24,000 casualties with over 6,000 dead.
This all took place on an island only 8 square miles (21 sq km) in area. The US Marines worked primarily above the ground, while the Japanese worked underground in a network of caves they had constructed during its occupation.
This book is part of a commemorative series of battles during World War II and as a US government document is in the public domain. The book is profusely illustrated with pictures and maps.
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