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IWO JIMA STATUE with USA 48 Star Flag

Your Price: $249.00
Part Number:2913
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Inscription on base "THE FLAG RAISING ON IWO JIMA"

Antique Bronze finished zinc die cast.  Includes USA 48 Star Flag.

Dimensions: 8" w x 3" D x 7" high  (16" high with flag)
weight: 4.3 lbs.


World War II Marines

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an iconic photograph of six United States Marines raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the final stages of the Pacific War. The photograph, taken by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press on February 23, 1945, was first published in Sunday newspapers two days later and reprinted in thousands of publications. It was the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and was later used for the construction of the Marine Corps War Memorial in 1954, which was dedicated to honor all Marines who died in service since 1775. The memorial, sculpted by Felix de Weldon, is located in Arlington Ridge Park,[1] near the Ord-Weitzel Gate to Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon. The photograph has come to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of World War II.

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