The Japanese command defended Iwo Jima until the last soldier and the last round, and the Americans themselves suffered significant losses during the offensive. The battle for Iwo Jima is a story of the heroism of soldiers of both nations. Japanese defenders of the island stood out with inhumane courage fighting to the end, despite the fact that the war was practically lost for them. During the battle, 21703 Japanese soldiers from a total of 22800 men were killed.
On the video below you can see the devastating effect of using flamethrowers by U.S. soldiers during the battle (source:ww2incolor.com):
Here you can find the compilation of original videos showing the Battle of Iwo Jima from the U.S. perspective:
This one is a short documentary about the battle, it contains coloured photos, videos and commentary:
And finally a clip from the fantastic series “The Pacific” which shows the fighting on the Iwo Jima:
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