History Film / FlagsOfOurFathers

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* FlamethrowerBackfire: Discussed by a Marine flamethrower operator during the beach landings, but ultimately averted, as he survives the battle unscathed.
22nd May '17 4:46:55 AM Rmpdc
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* StormingTheBeaches: The battle of Iwo Jima, naturally, begins with the US Marines securing the beaches. They get bogged down once the Japanese return fire, thanks in part to the terrain and the island's defense network.
18th May '17 6:45:07 AM Rmpdc
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* AntiAir: Among the weapons used during the pre-bombardment and invasion of the island are Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns pointed downward, due to the lack of Japanese air opposition.
18th May '17 6:38:33 AM Rmpdc
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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.

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* CelebrityIsOVerrated: 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.



** Also shown in less detail are a few of the US Navy's newer fast battleships, notably those of the ''North Carolina'' and ''Iowa''-classes.



* 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

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* DatedHistory: recent 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
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.
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