Flag Raising on Iwo Jima
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This sequence of the famed Iwo Jima flag raising was made on 16mm motion picture film by Marine cameraman Sgt. Bill Genaust on Mt. Suribachi, about noon on Feb. 23, 1945. The film, along with the still picture Joe Rosenthal, inspired a war-weary nation in the final days of World War II. Genaust's film was played repeatedly on TV and in movie theaters for years after the conclusion of the war. He never saw this film; he was killed in action nine days later. This sequence was created by artist Nick T. Spark, using scans from the sequence of 198, 16mm frames.
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