RAISING THE FLAG

How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime

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   Order Code: CS346    ISBN : 9780756544492
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By February 1945, the United States had been fighting World War II for more than three years. Soldiers were worn down from battle, and civilians were drained by sacrifice. However, a photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Japanese soil gave a wearied nation a renewed sense of pride and hope. This powerful image of strength and determination became the most famous of the war. It not only captured a moment of victory against a strong foe, it also represented the effort every member of the armed forces had made and offered Americans the promise of victory and an end to the conflict.

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Copyright

2011

Size

9" x 10"

Publisher

Compass Point

Pages

64

Grade

5–12

ISBN

9780756544492