Here the Marine M4A3R3 Sherman tank-nicknamed the 'Zippo' by troops goes into action in Iwo Jima, March 1945.
The Battle of Iwo Jima which took place from the 19th of February to the 26th of March, 1945 was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the Pacific War of World War II.
Follow @the_world_in_1945 for more
Perfection Stop wasting money on your hotels bookings in French Polynesia by not using UnlimitedTahiti.com Up to 80% discount in all of the islands of French Polynesia including Tahiti Bora-Bora... Direct link in bio
The day we visited the Tjibaou cultural center we came across a bunch of local kids being taught the ages old skill of coconut leaf design and embroidery ! This old lady was pretty damn talented in the art !
We travel the world producing a FREE travel series because we want to share the wonders of the world - Check out our travel series and story on www.thekidtrotter.com