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''Flags Of Our Fathers'' is a 2006 Creator/ClintEastwood film depicting the Battle of Iwo Jima, particularly [[IwoJimaPose the famous planting of the flag]] on Mount Suribachi, as well as the post-battle and post-war struggles of the three men who raised the flag as they are turned into a propaganda agent by the U.S. press. It was released jointly with ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', its POVSequel.

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''Flags Of Our Fathers'' is a 2006 Creator/ClintEastwood film depicting the Battle of Iwo Jima, particularly [[IwoJimaPose the famous planting of the flag]] on Mount Suribachi, as well as the post-battle and post-war struggles of the three surviving men out of six who raised the flag as they are turned into a propaganda agent by the U.S. press. It was released jointly with ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', its POVSequel.

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* OppressedMinorityVeteran: Ira Hayes, who while touring is refused service at a bar in spite of his status as a Marine, because they "don't serve Indians."


* TruthInTelevision: Possibly subverted in that more recent research has revealed that 'Doc' Bradley wasn't one of the flag raisers. Even the author of the book, Bradley's son, has accepted that while Bradley was there, he wasn't one of the six in the photo of the flag raising. All of which makes his silence after the war even more of a mystery - did he know? Or did he think it simply didn't matter.

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* TruthInTelevision: Possibly subverted in that more recent research has revealed that 'Doc' Bradley wasn't one of the flag raisers. Even the author of the book, Bradley's son, has accepted that while Bradley was there, he wasn't one of the six in the photo of the flag raising. All of which makes his silence after the war even more of a mystery - did he know? Or did he think it simply didn't matter.

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* AnyoneCanDie: And a lot of them don't make it off the island alive.


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* CurbstompCushion: It's pretty obvious that by the time the Battle of Iwo Jima takes place that the Japanese are losing the war, what with the lack of air and sea opposition the invasion fleet is facing. Unfortunately for the Americans, they've made it a point to hold onto the island and inflict as many American casualties as possible.


* YanksWithTanks: The film's protagonists, of course.

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* FlamethrowerBackfire: Discussed by a Marine flamethrower operator during the beach landings, but ultimately averted, as he survives the battle unscathed.

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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.

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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.


* 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


* 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.

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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.


* 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

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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.)


* 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.

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