Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Heroes of Iwo Jima DVD

A fascinating look at the month-long battle that claimed 25,000 lives.
DVD Features: Timeline of Critical Events; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
Includes extensive interviews with photographer Joe Rosenthal, who took the famous picture of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi.
For nearly a month, U.S. Marines fought entrenched Japanese defenders for control of the tiny island. In the end, over 25,000 soldiers died--more than 3,000 for each square mile of Iwo Jima.
HEROES OF IWO JIMA DVD looks at the legendary WWII battle through the lenses of two photographers. Joe Rosenthal took the famous picture of five U.S. Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag atop Mt. Suribachi. But hours earlier, a similar moment was captured in a picture that is nearly forgotten. Here, the men who documented the struggle recall the horror and heroism they witnessed, while those who conquered "Hell's Volcano" explore their mixed emotions over the image that has become an icon.
Joe Rosenthal, flag raiser Charles Lindberg, and the co-authors of Shadow of Suribachi are among the nearly 50 people interviewed in this unique examination of the epic engagement.


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