Iwo Jima

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I·wo Ji·ma

 (ē′wə jē′mə, ē′wō)
The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan. The island was the scene of severe fighting during World War II.
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Iwo Jima

(Placename) 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). Official Japanese name: Iō-tō
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I•wo Ji•ma

(ˈi wə ˈdʒi mə, ˈi woʊ)
one of the Volcano Islands, in the N Pacific, S of Japan: under U.S. administration after 1945; returned to Japan 1968.
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Noun1.Iwo Jima - the largest of the Volcano Islands of JapanIwo Jima - the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
2.Iwo Jima - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)Iwo Jima - a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945)
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated World War II drama recreates the events surrounding the battle for the island of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese army.
The Battle of Iwo Jima is near synonymous with the Medal of Honor--the nation's highest award for valor in combat.
In a shift of focus, from a very large picture to a more specific study, let's examine the role of the military police at Iwo Jima. Although the Battle of Iwo Jima was overwhelmingly fought and won by the Marines, other branches of service played a part in operations.
Jack Lucas's came on the godforsaken isle of Iwo Jima, when a pair of Japanese hand grenades landed in his foxhole.
The next logical step was to send a team to Iwo Jima to investigate the hill.
Portraying life from the underdog's viewpoint makes the Oscar-nominated Iwo Jima a particularly timeless war movie.
That night, I learned from my mom that the Callahan family lived in one of the houses on the square, and that their son was a Marine who was killed on Iwo Jima.
The Ghosts of Iwo Jima represents a significant departure from the many recent articles and books focused primarily on the battle or some aspect of the supporting operation.
When Bradley's father, John Bradley, passed away, Bradley found three boxes of Iwo Jima memories and began his quest to discover the stories of the other five men in the famous photo--Harlon Block, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley and Michael Strank.
Returning to his homeland from his travels in America, which have given him a valuable insight into western war strategy, Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Watanabe) is despatched to the island of Iwo Jima, to lead his men to almost certain death.