This book is a cartoon depiction of the battle for Iwo Jima in the Second World War. While necessarily brief in both setting the context and describing the battle, it contains no hype and is very factual.
Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.
In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jimaâ and into history. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacificâ’s most crucial island.