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The Battle for Iwo Jima by Robert. Leckie
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The Battle for Iwo Jima (edition 1967)

by Robert. Leckie (Author)

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Title:The Battle for Iwo Jima
Authors:Robert. Leckie (Author)
Info:Random Library (1967), Edition: 1St Edition
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Obviously written from an American perspective but refreshingly objective in the most part. I enjoyed this account. While it is factual it does not detract from the individual heroisms displayed throughout the battle. Nor does it paint a negative picture of the Japanese but rather highlights their honour code and willingness to fight to the last man.

This was easy to read and informative. It was thought provoking and inspiring. A must read for those interested in the Pacific theatre in WWII. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074348682X, Paperback)

Iwo Jima is one of the most famous battles in World War II, and the greatest battle fought by the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. From that battle came the most famous image of the war, the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. Robert Leckie, the bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow has written an extraordinary story of one of th bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history.

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A day-by-day account of the United States Marine Corps battle on the black sands and in the green jungles of the Pacific island which brought the Second World War to Japan.

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