Another D-Day, Part 2

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Our good friends at YouTube were kind enough to allow us to upload Anne-Marie Berger’s story on the Iwo Jima Marines (even though it’s over the 10 minute limit). Here it is:

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2 Responses to “Another D-Day, Part 2”

  1. robpatrob Says:

    Wonderful – Mr Kohler and Green are so eloquent and you have made a gem of a film around them

  2. Edward S. Marek Says:

    I am doing a story for my web site about the planned invasion of Japan’s home islands, and trying to convey how the men felt as they fought their way from the Solomons to Iwo Jima and Okinawa, because these same men, many of them, would next have to invade Japan had the Japanese not surrendered, which they almost did not do even after the A-bombs. These two Marines interviewed in this piece are so typical of the courageous warriors who fought that war. I had a lump in my throat listening to them and watching them. I took some notes and will include them in my effort. I would emphasize that there were three plans on the table at bout this time, and the first two had execute orders issued to General MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, and General Arnold: drop the Atomic bomb, invade the home islands using three Armies and, if necessary, use more A-bombs as tactical weapons; hurry up and occupy the home islands should the Japanese government and emperor collapse, a plan which would have roughly followed the invasion plan.

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