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On this day in 1945, United States Marines raised the flag on top of Mt. Suribachi. The month-long battle cost 6,821 Americans their lives.

Iwo Jima was returned to Japan in 1968.

Just another data point for all the people who accuse America of being an imperialist nation.

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-02-23 20:20

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