The Battle of Iwo Jima in featured films 硫黄島の戦い

The Battle of Iwo Jima

Three featured films were based on the battle of Iwo Hima, including two by Clint Eastwood, in which the narrations are made in English and Japanese.


A few years later, the film Sands of Iwo Jima was drawn from this battle by American director Allan Dwan. This film, released in 1949, retraces the training of American troops and then the battle of Iwo Jima.

The battle on the American side

In 2006, the theatrical release Memory of our fathers (Flags of our Father) was directed by Clint Eastwood. In this film, the viewer follows the life of three American soldiers who will be sent to fight on the island of Iwo Jima.

The film then tackles the American flag planted by the Marines patrol on Mount Suribachi, signifying the capture of the island, before jumping back in time and finding the three soldiers, who have returned home and become instruments of propaganda of the omnipotence of the American army. We will then dive back, throughout the film, into the very moments of the battle, through flashbacks told by the three former soldiers.

Le drapeau américain sur le mont Suribachi

The American flag on Mount Suribachi


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