Flags Of Our Fathers Summary

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Published in the year of 2000, “Flags of Our Fathers” was a story about the second flag rising of Iwo Jima. The novel was written by James Bradley, the son of one of the six flag raisers. The novel details a big part of United States history, and tells a lot about the author James Bradley and his father John Bradley. The novel starts with James putting him normal life aside to discover his father and the other five flag raisers lives.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, The US’ attitude toward the war had changed completely.The United Stated had been fighting in World War II… James’ father John trained at Camp Pendleton. He was part of the Platoon nicknamed easy Company. John Bradley was the medic, referred to as Doc. Doc meets Ralph Ignatowski, who is called Iggy, and they become partners or buddies during the war. Easy Company was transported to "Island X". It is important that the Americans take Iwo Jima, since the Japanese stationed there were shooting down the American aircraft on their way to the mainland. The Japanese troops built underground rooms and tunnels, and houses made of concrete and steel on the surface. The US troops didn’t know about these tunnels and hidden rooms, because they didn’t show up on the map. The Unites States arrived at Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. When they first arrive
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On their fifth day at Iwo Jima, American troops get to the top of Mount Suribachi and raise an American flag. A photographer captured the flag raising with his camera. Although it wasn’t the original flag, the American public was astonished. The photograph soon becomes a symbol to the United States citizens, but the battle wasn’t over yet. The battle at Iwo Jima last for about four weeks longer. Fake stories and photographs were being published to make the citizens believe that the Marines struggles pushes through the Japanese to the top of the top of the mountain and raised the US
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