GROUP of LANDING PHOTOS & TWO NEWSPAPERS: WWII Complete Original Set of USN and USCG Iwo Jima photos; Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Announcing the Invasion of Iwo Jima dated February 19, 1945; WWII Military Newspaper STARS AND STRIPES Announcing the Invasion of Iwo Jima dated February 24, 1945
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Battle for Iwo Jima. Photographs
1945 12
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Lot Details
Battle for Iwo Jima. Photographs
1945
A collection of photographic material recording the battle for Iwo Jima:
The Official U.S.Coast Guard Photos set no.215 Iwo Jima Landing. Hollywood Ca., [1945]. 19 (of 20) photographs of the landing beaches on Iwo Jima, loose as issued, with paper folder. each 5 x 4in.

9 photographs of action on Iwo Jima, of which 5 are vintage Marine Corps Press photographs.

A photograph of the flag flying on Mt Suribachi, taken 20 minutes after the flag raising, by a Navy photographer in a plane, 8 x 9.5in. ; together with a 1p typed letter signed from a Mr Brehm of London, Wisconsin, to Felix de Weldon dated 6 December 1950, thanking Felix for the photograph and card and enclosing this photograph in return. 'Bradley says its the "keenest" picture of the flag raising - says he could almost identify Lt Schrier and the 40 men of the patrol. says they were waiting for ration of Spam to come up'.

A photograph of the third shot by Rosenthal with the Marines posing around the flag, 4.5 x 6 in., attached to a letter dated 28th January 1951 from Mr Brehm to Felix de Weldon, commenting 'Captain Schrier, who was just reported killed in Korea, is at the extreme left, and Bradley thinks the man next to the Captain is Strank. Bradley himself is sixth from the left, just visible under the others elbow. Bradley could not identify any of the other men.'

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