6 Reasons Why the Battle of Iwo Jima Is So Important to Marines

6 Reasons Why the Battle of Iwo Jima Is So Important to Marines
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No historical account of World War II would be complete without covering the Battle of Iwo Jima.

At first glance, it seems similar to many other battles that happened late in the Pacific War: American troops fiercely fought their way through booby traps, Banzai charges and surprise attacks while stalwart dug-in Japanese defenders struggled against overwhelming U.S. power in the air, on land and by sea.

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