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Video—ARTV: Pacific War, Iwo Jima, Part 5

In this fifth installment of "The Men and Guns of the Pacific," the ARTV crew heads to Iwo Jima. When U.S. forces sought to capture an advanced airfield where shorter-range American fighters could be based, Iwo Jima was the only island that made sense, and it was only eight square miles long. The Battle of Iwo Jima lasted 36 gruesome days with more than 6,800 Americans paying the ultimate sacrifice. It is also a significant point in Marine Corps history. Now, Americans are only allowed on the island of Iwo Jima one day a year, and ARTV got the chance to be there on that one day. Check out this segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV to learn more about the Battle of Iwo Jima. 

Additional Reading:

Video—ARTV: Pacific War, Pearl Harbor, Part 1 
Video—ARTV: Pacific War, Pearl Harbor, Part 2
Video—ARTV: Pacific War, Saipan, Part 3
Video—ARTV: Pacific War, Guam, Part 4
Remember Pearl Harbor: The Men and the Guns

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