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Brian W
Atlanta
GA USA
Posts: 873
New film archive of Iwo Jima made public.
Posted on: 2/19/2020 11:27:08 PM

https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2020/02/02_iwo_jima_films.php#.Xk4KhsBOlR6

“We want to create a trustworthy, historic repository that not only researchers and historians but also Marines and their families will know is authentic. This is our nation's history. It deserves it.”

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DT509er
Santa Rosa
CA USA
Posts: 867
New film archive of Iwo Jima made public.
Posted on: 2/20/2020 12:26:10 AM

Brings chills just watching the trailer; I've always wondered if I would ever see my grandfather in one of the many Iwo clips, now even more of an opportunity to do so.

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Brian W
Atlanta
GA USA
Posts: 873
New film archive of Iwo Jima made public.
Posted on: 2/20/2020 5:06:51 PM

It's definitely a possibility. Here's the archive of where they're being saved. There's no sound, but it's really incredible to see never before seen footage:

https://digital.tcl.sc.edu/digital/collection/MarineCorps/search/searchterm/iwo%20jima/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort/ad/asc/cosuppress/1
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Here's a good example of the footage:
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"Marine assault on Iwo Jima. Prepping equipment, arriving on island by LVTs, and moving forward. Flamethrowers and other hand-held weapons are seen, as is Glamour Gal, an artillery gun, and various tanks. Ship and plane also fire on the island, and Mt. Suribachi is seen in the background. Marines assist wounded, and famous flag raising sequence is shown at the end."
https://digital.tcl.sc.edu/digital/collection/MarineCorps/id/2284/rec/39
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