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The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History

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It was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, claiming a third of all marines killed in World War II. The relentless fighting on Iwo Jima lasted for thirty-six days, but most of us only know the iconic photo of five soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi. For Fred Haynes, a young captain in Combat Team 28, Surabachi was one marker in a ferocious blood ...more
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Published August 19th 2008 by Tantor Media (first published August 5th 2008)
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Dalen
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm simply amazed at the bravery of the men in this book. Gaining an understanding of the landing and then the battles to gain yards of territory were incredible. I wonder if there could have been a way to make it less about facts, and the tragic deaths and understand the people and tactics even more.
Jeffrey Williams
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, it isn't a bad read, especially for somebody who has no knowledge of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the role of the 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division. However, if you have a fundamental knowledge of what went on, this book is not mandatory. Most of the material, outside of Fred Haynes recollections, come from works that several others have already written down. There is some fresh material from previously unpublished sources (in addition to Haynes's recollection) that serves as the ...more
Joel Harvey
The Lions of Iwo Jima by Fred Haynes and James A Warren is about combat team 28 as they landed on the beach of Iwo Jima and fought to the end of the battle. This was a decent book that told a lot of good details and facts about combat team 28 and the battle of Iwo Jima but it got boring at times. I really liked the way the book was told through American and also through Japanese vetrans perspective. I would Recommend this book if you want a good factual book about the battle of Iwo Jima.
David
Oct 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Straight account of the experiences of the three assault battalions of Combat Team 28 as they landed on Iwo Jima and fought to the very end of the battle while sustaining a casualty rate of 70%. Highly detailed examination of the battle through the eyes of over 100 American and Japanese survivors.
corey foster
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book!!!!

It was recommended to read by other Marine and what a great recommendation. Many books have been written about Iwo Hi ma but this one puts a lot of units responsibles in prospective.
Robert
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Semper Fidelis.

Mostly chronological and slightly unorganized. Heavy use of after action reports and medal citations make for a stilted read. However, perserverance will reward you with observations from US and Japanese soldiers incorporating personal, tactical and strategic perspectives.
Steve
Mar 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, I don't normally like to read nonfiction war books, but I needed something from the Commandant's Reading List to put on my FitRep. I thought it was really good, maybe a little redundant and a bit anticlimactic.
Amy
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So awesome to hear a first hand account from someone who was actually there!!!
Jim
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, nonfiction, war
An interesting account of the battle and men, with plenty of first-hand accounts.
Michael
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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