Flags of Our Fathers Quotes

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"The only thing new in the word is the history you don't know" (Chapter 1, pg. 1.)

"Haven't had any soap or water since I hit the beach. I never knew I could go without food, water or sleep for three days but I know now, it can be done" (Chapter 1, pg. 4.)

"What kind of people do they [Japanese] think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?" Chapter 3, pg. 29.)

"Adolph Hitler was the enemy we feared, and Japan was dismissed as a less significant threat. But after the 'day of infamy' newspaper maps of the Pacific and Asia were scrutinized at the kitchen tables of America" (Chapter 3, pg. 30.)

"Now Kuribayashi wanted Washington to blanch at the prospect of a later invasion of the Japanese home...

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