History Film / FlagsOfOurFathers

12th Feb '17 12:11:13 PM Mikedem2
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* CelebrityIsOVerrated: Ira just wants to be a simple, anonymous marine. Sadly, Rene is pressured into naming him as one of the flag raisers, and he is pulled from the war and shipped home.



* UnwantedFame: Ira just wants to be a simple, anonymous marine. Sadly, Rene is pressured into naming him as one of the flag raisers, and he is pulled from the war and shipped home.
12th Feb '17 12:09:15 PM Mikedem2
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* UnwantedFame: Ira just wants to be a simple, anonymous marine. Sadly, Rene is pressured into naming him as one of the flag raisers, and he is pulled from the war and shipped home.
30th Oct '16 11:30:30 AM JustKnown
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* DatedHistory: recent research has revealed that Doc isn't actually in the famous photograph of the second flag raising, though he was assigned to the same platoon and was present at the first flag raising (the same squad raised both flags.)

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* DatedHistory: recent research has revealed that Doc isn't actually in the famous photograph of the second flag raising, though he was assigned to the same platoon and was present at the first flag raising (the same squad raised both flags.)) The man in the photograph previously misidentified as Doc Bradley was actually Pfc. Harold Schultz
30th Oct '16 11:07:17 AM JustKnown
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* DatedHistory: recent research has revealed that Doc isn't actually in the famous photograph of the second flag raising, though he was assigned to the same platoon and was present at the first flag raising (the same squad raised both flags.)
29th Oct '16 9:02:15 AM Rmpdc
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* IwoJimaPose: The original photo of the Marines who planted the flag during this battle is the ''pivotal moment'' of the plot.

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* IwoJimaPose: TheMovie. The original photo of the Marines who planted the flag during this battle is the ''pivotal moment'' of the plot.
14th Sep '16 8:22:38 AM k410ren
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* AFateWorseThanDeath: It's arguable that the surviving flag raisers had it worse off than the ones who died in battle. Ira can never escape his unwanted fame and PTSD and becomes an alcoholic, while Rene lives the rest of his life as a high school janitor. Even Doc prefers never to speak of Iwo Jima again.

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* AFateWorseThanDeath: It's arguable that the surviving flag raisers had it worse off than the ones who died in battle. Ira can never escape his unwanted fame and PTSD and becomes an alcoholic, dying at the age of 32, while Rene lives the rest of his life as a high school janitor. Even Doc prefers never to speak of Iwo Jima again.


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Doc, Ira and Rene after making it off Iwo Jima. For that matter, Ira (again), Mike and Harlon after Bougainville.
19th May '16 9:18:13 AM Rmpdc
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* ManOnFire: Several Japanese soldiers are flushed out of a pillbox this way by a Marine with an [=M2=] Flamethrower during the beach landing. Interestingly, this same scene was reused in ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'' during that film's own beach landing scene.

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* ManOnFire: KillItWithFire: Several Japanese soldiers are flushed out of a pillbox this way by a Marine with an [=M2=] Flamethrower during the beach landing. Interestingly, this same scene was reused in ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'' during that film's own beach landing scene.
19th May '16 9:16:22 AM Rmpdc
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* ManOnFire: Several Japanese soldiers are flushed out of a pillbox this way by a Marine with an [=M2=] Flamethrower during the beach landing. Interestingly, this same scene was reused in ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'' during that film's own beach landing scene.
19th May '16 9:08:16 AM Rmpdc
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* SemperFi: The 5th Marine Division, specifically the unit that raised both flags on Iwo Jima, is the main focus of the film.
19th May '16 9:06:31 AM Rmpdc
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* RealLife/CoolBoat: The USS ''Texas''(today a Museum ship) is shown as part of the pre-invasion bombardment force.

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* RealLife/CoolBoat: The USS ''Texas''(today ''Texas'' (today a Museum ship) is shown as part of the pre-invasion bombardment force.force.
* RealLife/CoolPlane: The [=F4U=] Corsair fighter-bomber, which gets several scenes for itself before and during the beach landings.
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