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Capturing This Mountain Was Key During the Battle of Iwo Jima

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Capturing This Mountain Was Key During the Battle of Iwo Jima

Short | 03:31

The invasion of Iwo Jima was a challenge of mountainous proportions - in the shape of Mount Suribachi. It was a strategic stronghold that the Japanese were desperate to defend.

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Japan feels the pressure coming from all fronts in 1945--ships from the sea, boots on the ground, and fire from the sky. The Japanese Empire has been weakened, but there is no sign of surrender. Through rarely seen color combat footage and frontline stories, witness the American invasions of Peleliu, the Philippines, and Iwo Jima, in addition to the war's first organized kamikaze attacks and the deadly raid on Tokyo.

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