IWO JIMA £2.97
On 19 February 1945, along with 60,000 other US Marines, the boys of H Company - many of them barely more than teenagers - stormed the beaches of the remote Pacific island of Iwo Jima. Thus began one of the most critical and costly battles of World War II. Seizing Iwo Jima was vital in the US campaign against the Japanese, but it was a prize that did not come easily.
Through dramatic re-creations and compelling archive footage and first-person accounts from both sides, this intense docu-drama recounts the battle for Iwo Jima and explores both the astonishing valour of the ordinary soldier and the bloody realities of 20th century warfare.
22 January 2007