Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

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Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Joe Rosenthal
published on 26 March 2024
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One of the most famous images of the Second World War, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press, was taken 23 February 1945 on the Japanese Island of Iwo Jima in the late stages of the Pacific War.

The image depicts six marines raising the flag of the United States on Mount Suribachi. From left to right: Ira Hayes, Harold Schultz, Michael Strank, Harold Keller (behind), Franklin Sousley (in front), Harlon Block. The photograph won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1945.

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APA Style

Rosenthal, J. (2024, March 26). Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18726/raising-the-flag-on-iwo-jima/

Chicago Style

Rosenthal, Joe. "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 26, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18726/raising-the-flag-on-iwo-jima/.

MLA Style

Rosenthal, Joe. "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Mar 2024. Web. 25 Jul 2024.

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