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WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. February 1945. Iwo Jima (Japanese island). Mt. Suribachi.

WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. February 1945. Iwo Jima (Japanese island). Mt. Suribachi.

Operation Market Garden.  An unsuccessful military operation in an attempt to take control of two bridges in Germany and the Netherlands; it was the largest airborne operation at that time. Sept. 1944 second world war.

Operation Market Garden. An unsuccessful military operation in an attempt to take control of two bridges in Germany and the Netherlands; it was the largest airborne operation at that time. Sept. 1944 second world war.

Sandy Beach stretching along southeastern edge of tip of Iwo Jima at right of Mt. Suribachi, volcano at lower left, is scene of landing of U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima.

Sandy Beach stretching along southeastern edge of tip of Iwo Jima at right of Mt. Suribachi, volcano at lower left, is scene of landing of U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima.

AP photographer Joe Rosenthal, overlooking Iwo Jima in March 1945. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps) #

AP photographer Joe Rosenthal, overlooking Iwo Jima in March 1945. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps) #

Marines advance towards entrenched Japanese positions during the fight for control of Iwo Jima, 1945.

The TIME Vault: August 8, 1977

Marines advance towards entrenched Japanese positions during the fight for control of Iwo Jima, 1945.

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