Book Review: The Battle of Iwo Jima


17 January 2020
Raising the flag, February - March 1945 by Mark Khan

This is an IMAGES OF WAR book, so expect plenty of photos of fighting on the dismal island, but there’s also a healthy amount of text to put everything into perspective and set the scene. Iwo Jima was a volcanic island, dominated by Mount Suribachi, riddled with tunnels and fortified gun emplacements, with soft, black sand covering the beach where the Marines landed. 

There are maps of the island showing the landing points and defences, portraits of notable figures, and then the copious photography.

• Frontline Books
• ISBN 978-1-8483-2449-7
• 208 pages • Softcover • £16.99

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Reviewed in The Armourer February 2020 issue