Essays Tagged: "Iwo Jima"

Battle of Okinawa

g them to their knees but the U.S. Army knew that a ground attack was necessary. Once the island of Iwo Jima was captured the next step to Japan main land was the largest of a group of island called t ...

(6 pages) 62 0 3.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Memory of War

s the story of the six young men immortalized in the picture of the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima, one of whom was his father. They were "ordinary" Americans - a couple of farm boys, a bart ... ation Indian. There was nothing ordinary, however, about their courage. Three of six were killed on Iwo Jima, and one of the three survivors was carried off the island, severely wounded.3 Bradley's fa ...

(5 pages) 210 4 4.9 Jun/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

USMC Lessons of WWII. An essay detailing the lessons learned by the US Marine Corp during WWII in the pacific theater. Covers both doctrine and technology.

ked design gave them an advantage in crossing the reefs. Later in the central pacific, specifically Iwo Jima, these machines were fitted with machine guns, rockets and howitzers to lead the first wave ... rms, close air support, and naval gunfire. Out of Tarawa came the joint assault signal company, and Iwo Jima saw the first instance of the fire support control center both on land and afloat. However, ...

(3 pages) 46 1 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

"The Platoon" and "The Sands of Iwo Jima".

n improve a person's mind and soul. In viewing these two war films, Platoon (1986) and The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), I have analyzed the similarities, differences, and the types of images these films ... images these films have brought to the screen.One such comparison between Platoon and The Sands of Iwo Jima is the harsh realization of one's innocence. These soldiers had to lose their innocence in ...

(4 pages) 50 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Technological Advancements During World War I"

kets and bombs more than twenty times more effective. In 1945, the fuse was first used in battle at Iwo Jima. Another invention in the war, which is still widely used today, is duct tape. It was origi ...

(9 pages) 126 1 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

World War 2 opinion paper saying that world war two was not the so called nick name "the good war"

ve to put him/herself in the shoes of the people who had to make the decision. After the battles on Iwo Jima and other islands, it seemed that the Japanese would fight, in a lost cause, to the very la ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Wher the Uss Cole name comes from

t Cole was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry in the campaign at Iwo Jima. Sergeant Cole was enlisted in to the Marine Corps originally as a Bugler; this proved to b ... 1944.On February 19, 1945, Sergeant Cole led his machine gun section ashore in the D-Day assault of Iwo Jima were he single handedly destroyed five Japanese machine gun encampments. Sergeant Cole only ...

(1 pages) 14 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Necessary to save American lives.

y battles against Japan had the highest death toll in American soldiers. The battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima are two that many American citizens recognize. As the death toll rose, our military force b ... s war. Kamikaze planes were not only used in the attack on Pearl Harbor, but also in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Many people think of kamikaze pilots as a one for one soldier trade off, but k ...

(8 pages) 46 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Was Truman Right to Drop the Atomic Bomb?

, it was naturally ingrained into the Japanese to fight to the death. At the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima, Japanese military units fought to the death which led to a prolonging of the war and addit ...

(1 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

"Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

y the ravages of war. From King Henry VII's invasion of Brittany, to the bloodshed on the shores of Iwo Jima, all the way to the present-day territory dispute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, war abounds ma ...

(3 pages) 13 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Iwo Jima: How did the Japaneses lose the battle of Iwo Jima?

in the Pacific theatre. One of the most famous battles between Japan and America was the battle of Iwo Jima. This battle had many important strategic opportunities for America; due to its big air bas ... s from Tokyo. Japan knew that America wanted the island but they intended to fight until the death. Iwo Jima was no doubt going to be a hard battle. This essay will follow the preparations for the bat ...

(5 pages) 16 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Battle Of Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima. A tiny, barren island only 5 miles long that looks like a pork chop. An island only 660 mi ... of the most fiercest and bloodiest fighting the Marines have ever been in took place. The Battle of Iwo Jima.American bomber and fighter planes were flying missions over Japan. It was necessary to est ... y to establish a base for the fighters to land somewhere for refueling, repairs, etc. The island of Iwo Jima would be the best site for a base. The only problem was that it was a Japanese island. The ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Iwo Jima: Red Blood Black Sand

Iwo Jima: 19, February, 1945 Red Blood-Black Sand Pacific Apocalypse The capture of Iwo Jima ... with relatively minor casualties. More than a month later, 6,821 Americans were dead. The story of Iwo has been told many times before, but this account is through the eyes of a Marine PFC. whose exp ... boy, signs up for the Marine Corps after much convincing of his mother. He emerged on the sands of Iwo Jima in the first assault wave as a trained fighting man ready to take out all who oppose him an ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Have you ever seen the photograph of the six men

Have you ever seen the photograph of the six men putting up "Old Glory" on the island of Iwo Jima? The book Flags of Our Fathers tells about the lives of these men, from when they were firs ... of these men, from when they were first born to when they became our nation's heroes. The battle of Iwo Jima was a terrible battle that killed a lot of United States Marines, but finally ended with a ... a victory for the United States of America. Six young Marines raised the replacement flag at Iwo Jima. They were six very different men, united to fight the war as Marines. These Marines did no ...

(8 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

"Letters from Iwo Jima" Film Review

om award winning director, Clint Eastwood, comes the lost story of the Japanese soldiers, defending Iwo Jima. "Letters from Iwo Jima" is a film, entirely in Japanese depicting the Japanese perspective ... is a film, entirely in Japanese depicting the Japanese perspective of the battle for the island of Iwo Jima. The Japanese experience is told from letters home to family and loved ones. General Kuriba ...

(3 pages) 36 2 4.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies