This photograph is one of the most iconic pictures taken during WWII. It was a symbol that the Americans were succeeding in war and specifically that they had won the battle on Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal was the talented photographer who snapped this picture. Although he didn't know it at the time, this would become probably the most famous picture from WWII. Rosenthal's personal connection was that this was his job and he was there for this event.
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Labeled as "Great shot of WWII action, the bravery of American soldiers and the love of their fellow soldiers" It's not real. ➡ This comes from the mind of Mark Hogancamp. After being brutally attacked then lacking funds for conventional rehabilitation, built a Nazi-besieged, World War II era town in his backyard at 1/6 scale and resurrected his childhood love for action figures & creates photographic stories of its intrigues.
World War II history gallery British troops land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, the beginning of the Allied invasion of France to establish a second front against German forces in Europe. Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
U.S. Marines of the Fourth Division shield themselves in abandoned Japanese trench and bomb craters formed during U.S. invasion and amphibious landing at Iwo Jima, Japanese Volcano Island stronghold, on Feb. 19, 1945 in World War II. A battered Japanese ship is at right in the background at right. (AP Photo) #
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