In February 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of five U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Corpsman hoisting the American flag atop a mountain in Iwo Jima. The identities of these men have been accepted for 70 years, but new evidence shows that one Marine was never identified. We finally reveal an unnamed hero using modern science to examine the iconic photo in ways that we have never seen before. Then we look at the battle and the stories of the men who risked it all for their country and their brothers in arms.
The soundtracks to Clint Eastwood’s critically-lauded companion films, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima, now available together in a special deluxe collector’s edition package: the embossed double-CD set includes exclusive interviews with Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens; actual Marine Corps broadcast recordings; a 40-page booklet including an introduction by Flags of Our Fathers author James Bradley; historical photos; extra photos from the films; an insert map of the Battle of Iwo Jima, and more!
From Oscar and 16-time Emmy-winning Arnold Shapiro Productions…For the men who fought perhaps the fiercest battle of WWII, 70 years have passed. But the memories of those 36 bloody days on Iwo Jima have not. In the spring of 2015, survivors from both sides of the battle returned for the last time to join a Reunion of Honor - a unique, now-peaceful fellowship first forged of fire and bullets. IWO JIMA: From Combat to Comrades takes viewers inside riveting dual stories: the iconic battle and this historic reunion as former warriors set foot together on the black sands of Iwo Jima. Their unforgettable journey was documented by two film crews. The American unit followed three US survivors while the Japanese crew documented the only Japanese survivor able make the arduous trip to Iwo Jima. The captivating film travels back in time to 1945 when these men first met. 90,000 combatants on an eight-square mile island. A dot in the Pacific Ocean just 650 miles from Tokyo. 28,000 men died either defending or taking this rock. Now, in 2015, men who lost so much make the emotional pilgrimage back to face the defining moment of their lives.