Lt. Wade discusses the overall importance of Iwo Jima at a pre-invasion briefing.
Landing craft bring the first wave of invasion to Iwo Jima.
U.S. Marines with the 5th Division inch their way up a slope on Red Beach No. 1 toward Surbachi Yama.
A forward observer sends the location of a Japanese machine gun nest to artillery and mortars.
Artillery pumps a stream of shells into Japanese positions.
Amtracs and other vehicles knocked out by Japanese mortar and shellfire.
The famous photo by Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press, on February 23rd, 1945.
From the crest of Mount Suribachi, the Stars and Stripes wave in triumph after US Marines had fought their way inch-by-inch up its steep lava-encrusted slopes.