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The Battle of Iwo Jima Michaela Lucas and Deirdre Flanagan
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Where and When was it Fought? February 1945 Iwo Jima, a Japanese Island 575 miles off the coast of Japan.
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Who was involved? This battle was between the United States Military and the Japanese Military
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Course of the Battle The United States wanted the island of Iwo Jima to serve as a safe place for bombers and fighters to land and support the bombing movement of Japan Three marine divisions attacked the 23,000 Japanese troops by air and sea. The Japanese changed their initial defense from the coast line to an inland approach. At first, it was a breeze for the U.S. until the Japanese began attacking back from caves, dugouts, tunnels and other underground structures that were hard to find and exterminate.
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Times Magazine March 5, 1945 Issue "On Iwo Jima last week at least 40,000 Marines fought to the death with 20,000 entrenched Japanese in an area so constricted that the troops engaged averaged twelve men to an
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