Flags of our Fathers follows the story of the six soldiers who raised the flag in the famous photo from Iwo Jima. The men and their family backgrounds are introduced. They go through basic training and are then sent to Iwo Jima.
The invasion and battle of Iwo Jima is a turning point in the men's life. 2 of them do not make it off the island alive. They fight fierce Japanese resistance until, after approx. 36 days, they conquer the island, killing 20,000 Japanese in the process.
Once the survivors and back home, they are used, along with the famous picture, to raise money for war bonds. They deal with emotional and physical issues after the war.
The review of this Book prepared by Andrew Pickle
Six young marines from all over the United States are brought together to fight on the island of Iwo Jima of Japan in World War II. Surviving the hardships of land battle and the cruelties of the enemy, they live long enough to raise the flag on top of the mountain in Iwo Jima. The image of that flag-raising becomes one of the most reproduced pictures ever. Told by the son of one of the flag-raisers, Flags of our Fathers tells of the stories of each young man, how he got to Iwo Jima, and what happened to him after.
The review of this Book prepared by Cindy