Battle of Iwo Jima – World War II Combat Footage (HD Technicolor)

The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps and Navy landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the Pacific War of World War II.

After the heavy losses incurred in the battle, the strategic value of the island became controversial. It was useless to the U.S. Army as a staging base and useless to the U.S. Navy as a fleet base. However, Navy Seabees rebuilt the landing strips, which were used as emergency landing strips for USAAF B-29s.

Music used: Zack Hemsey – “Soothsayer (Instrumental)”

7 thoughts on “Battle of Iwo Jima – World War II Combat Footage (HD Technicolor)

  1. improveknowgeek says:

    Those people are heroes

  2. Incredible What a time

  3. The Boys Inc. says:

    This footage is incredible just wow

  4. Spency Boy says:

    Watch the BoB follow on, called the Pacific if you haven't already. Captures this brilliantly

  5. nikirki25 says:

    Oh wow! A video after a video. Amazing!!

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