Iwo Jima

   Iwo Jima was one of the famous battles in the U.S. “island hopping” campaign in the Pacific against Japan during World War II. More than 75,000 U.S. forces landed on the island of Iwo Jima 650 miles south of Tokyo from an armada of 880 vessels on 19 February 1945. They were faced by more than 22,000 Japanese troops who were dug in and hidden in a network of tunnels. The U.S. troops finally overcame their enemy on 16 March, by which time more than 18,000 Japanese and 7,000 U.S. Marines had been killed. The battle was recorded in a famous photograph of the marines raising a flag on the summit of Mount Suribachi. A statue commemorating that event forms the Marine Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Iwo Jima — (en japonés 硫黄島 Iōjima, «isla de azufre») es una isla japonesa de origen volcánico ubicada a aproximadamente 1.000 km al sur de Tokio, con una superficie de 20 km². La isla fue el teatro de la batalla de Iwo Jima en el marco de la Segunda Guerra… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Iwo Jima — [ē′wō jē′mə, ē′wə] small island of the Volcano Islands in the W Pacific: captured from the Japanese by U.S. forces in WWII (1945); returned to Japan (1968): c. 8 sq mi (20.7 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Iwo Jima — For other uses, see Iwo Jima (disambiguation). Iwo Jima Native name: 硫黄島 Location of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Ocean Geography …   Wikipedia

  • Iwo Jima — Cet article concerne l île japonaise. Pour les films du même nom, voir Iwo Jima (film) et Lettres d Iwo Jima. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Iōjima. Iōjima …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iwo Jima — Lage der Ogasawara Inseln Schiffe vor dem Vulkan Suribachi der Insel Iwojima. Im Vordergrund die USS Carl Vinson …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Iwo Jima — /ee weuh jee meuh, ee woh/; Japn. /ee waw jee mah/ one of the Volcano Islands, in the N Pacific, S of Japan: under U.S. administration after 1945; returned to Japan 1968. * * * Island, the middle of the three Volcano Islands, Japan. Situated in… …   Universalium

  • Iwo Jima — noun 1. the largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Japan, ↑Nippon, ↑Nihon 2. a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iwo Jima — I|wo Ji|ma an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to Japan, where US forces won a very difficult battle in World War II. There is a statue in Washington, D.C., of US ↑Marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima after they had won the battle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Iwo Jima — Sands of Iwo Jima    Film de guerre d Allan Dawn, avec John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Adele Mara.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1949   Technique: noir et blanc   Durée: 1 h 50    Résumé    L armée, l aviation et la flotte… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Iwo Jima — /iwoʊ ˈdʒimə/ (say eewoh jeemuh) noun a small island in the north western Pacific, south of Japan, one of the Volcano Islands group; taken by US forces, 1945; returned to Japan, 1968 …   Australian English dictionary

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