Flags of Our Fathers Topics for Discussion

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What was Japan's strategy for attacking Pearl Harbor? Why did Japan feel superior to America militarily? Why was the Pacific front of World War II referred to as "America's War?"

Why did Jack Bradley join the Navy? What was Jack's first assignment that made him believe he would not see combat? What responsibility did Jack have on Iwo Jima?

Why was the photo of the flag raising by Joe Rosenthal misleading? How did America react to it? What was actually going on in Iwo Jima?

What was one of the major reasons Jack Bradley never wanted to talk about Iwo Jima and the flag raising? Who did Jack Bradley feel were the real heroes of the Iwo Jima battle?

Of the six flag raisers on Iwo Jima, who left injured, who was buried there and who left with no major injuries? What confusion existed about the identity...

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