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Monday, February 23, 2015
O texto da EB confirma que a foto foi realmente montagem. A primeira tinha a bandeira muito pequena foi fotografa na segunda tentativa...
Iwo Jima, official Japanese Iō-tō, also called Iō-jima, island that is part of theVolcano Islands archipelago, far southern Japan. The island has been widely known as Iwo Jima, its conventional name, since World War II (1939–45); however, Japan officially changed the name to its Japanese form, Iō-tō (Iō Island), in 2007.
Iwo Jima lies in the western Pacific at a point about 760 miles (1,220 km) south-southeast of Tokyo. The island is irregular in shape; it is about 5 miles (8 km) long and ranges from 800 yards to 2.5 miles (730 metres to 4 km) wide. It has an area of about 8 square miles (20 square km). Administratively, it is part of Tokyo /.../
...The raising of the American flag over Mount Suribachi (February 23), which was photographed by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press, resulted in one of the best-known photographic images of the Pacific war. This picture was widely reprinted, and statues, paintings, and a U.S. postage stamp were based on it. (The photograph actually depicts the second flag raising over Mount Suribachi, after a first flag raised an hour or two earlier had proved too small to be visible to other U.S. troops on the island.)/.../