Embed* Joe Rosenthal "s legendary picture of servicemen increasing the united state flag on Iwo Jima really records the 2nd time the guys elevated the flag. Click the gallery to see even more photos of Iwo Jima.


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Joe Rosenthal/Corbis conceal subtitle Joe Rosenthal"s famous photo of servicemen elevating the united state flag on Iwo Jima in fact catches the 2nd time the males elevated the flag. Click the gallery to see even more photos of Iwo Jima.

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The renowned flag-raising is consistently re-created in Clint Eastwood"s Flags of Our Daddies.

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Chuck Melson, primary chronicler of the united state Marine Corps, speaks about the "salted" language of Flags of Our Dads.


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Clint Eastwood"s brand-new movie, Flags of Our Papas, represents the flag-raising on Iwo Jima throughout The Second World War and also the results of that occasion.

Professional photographer Joe Rosenthal taped that legendary minute on Feb. 23, 1945. However his image really records the 2nd time the guys increased the united state flag on Mt. Suribachi.

The taking of the Pacific island asserted almost 7,000 American lives, with greater than 19,000 hurt and also 46 missing out on.

Chuck Melson is primary chronicler of the united state Marine Corps. He claims Eastwood"s movie is traditionally real to occasions, including its representation of the war-bond drive, the stunning scenes of ships pertaining to Iwo Jima, and also the blockage on the coastline throughout the intrusion.

"They might come onto land, once they strike that black volcanic sand, they couldn"t action," he claims.

"Jeeps as well as storage tanks obtained stuck, as well as the Militaries themselves were moving as well as sliding as well as actually couldn"t go into the coastline, so they were broad open to Japanese weapons as well as shellfire."

Melson states the movie properly stands for the risks dealt with by Navy paramedics and also recognizes that the united state flag was increased as well as photographed a number of times-- which the photo that lingers today is that of the 2nd flag-raising.