Iwo Jima


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Iwo Jima

(ē`wō jē`mə, ē`wô), officially

Iwo To

(tō), volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano IslandsVolcano Islands,
Jap. Kazan-retto, island group, c.11 sq mi (30 sq km), W Pacific. The group consists of three islands, of which Iwo Jima (Iwo To) is the most important. The highest peak (3,181 ft/970 m) is on Minami-iwo-jima.
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. Mt. Suribachi, 546 ft (166 m) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries were formerly sulfur mining and sugar refining, but since World War II the island has been a military base. During the war Iwo Jima was the site of a Japanese air base, and it was taken (Feb.–Mar., 1945) by the United States at great cost to U.S. and Japanese forces. A photograph of U.S. marines raising the flag over Mt. Suribachi, which they called Meatgrinder Hill, is one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the U.S. until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Historically known to its residents as Iwo To, the island was called Iwo Jima by the Japanese navy officers who fortified it during World War II; both names mean Sulphur Island. The island was officially renamed Iwo To in 2007.

Iwo Jima

 

an island in the East China Sea, one of the northernmost Ryukyu Islands. Iwo Jima is a possession of Japan. The active Iwo Jima volcano, which is more than 701 m high, is located on the island. There are sulfur deposits.

Iwo Jima

inspiring American triumph in the Pacific (1945). [Am. Hist.: Leonard, 472–480]
See: Battle

Iwo Jima

an island in the W Pacific, about 1100 km (700 miles) south of Japan: one of the Volcano Islands; scene of prolonged fighting between US and Japanese forces until taken by the US in 1945; returned to Japan in 1968. Area: 20 sq. km (8 sq. miles)
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(3) Army Garrison Force APO 86 was based at Fort Kamehameha, Oahu, but officially changed its APO location to Iwo Jima on 14 March 1945.
Nimitz's proposal for seizing Iwo Jima and then Okinawa caused the Joint Chiefs of Staff to search for a strategic compromise, resulting in the approval of this newly recommended course of action.
La tierra de la isla de Iwo Jima es negra, el gusto de Eastwood por el claroscuro cabe perfectamente en las cuevas, se desprende de los rostros; el color destenido de la fotografia se aproxima al blanco y negro, apenas el rojo se intensifica con la sangre o las explosiones.
Curioso que la toma del Suribachi, el monte de ciento sesenta y seis metros de altura que se volvio punto neuralgico en Iwo Jima, remita a la ocupacion de la colina 210 en Guadalcanal, efectuada en 1942 y retratada en otro gran filme antibelico: La delgada linea roja (Terrence Malick, 1998).
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All felt deep reservations about being feted as heroes when, to their thinking, the real heroes were the dead back on Iwo Jima. Already having to endure condescension and casual racism, it hit Hayes the hardest, taking refuge from his guilt, anger and shame in alcohol.
On February 19, 1945, the tough and determined Marine divisions landed on the black volcanic sand of the island of Iwo Jima, a tiny area of approximately eight square miles, and began to slug their way across and up the island to the summit of Mt.
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