The Battle of Iwo Jima
Graphic Battles of World War II
World War II’s most enduring photographic image, that of U.S. troops raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi, was taken during the successful U.S. invasion of the tiny island of Iwo Jima. The U.S. victory was critical to Allied plans because the captured airfields on the island would provide a landing and refueling site for American bombers on missions to and from Japan. The furious battle against Japanese troops dug into a complex system of caves and tunnels is one of the war’s most memorable struggles.
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Series Review: Graphic Battles of World War IIThis series includes well-written and illustrated accounts of several events during World War III was impressed with the illustrations and the lack of blood and gore shown during the battle scenes, which makes them suitable for younger students. These books would also work well for older students who may need to outline or high-light the important facts from a World War II battle. Maureen Mooney, Library Media Specialist, Caroline St. School, Saratoga Springs, NYSTARRED Book Review: The Battle of Iwo JimaThis captivating book will encourage kids to read more.Booklist April 2007