During World War Two, The Battle of Iwo Jima was a brutal and unforgiving fight to the death - resulting in the highest casualty rate in Marine Corps history. The event was immortalized by a photograph of the American flag being raised on Mt. Suribachi - the inspiration for the Marine Corps War Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. But there is much more to Iwo Jima than a single image. National Geographic Channel's Raw History: The Battle for Iwo Jima will change your perceptions about one of the decisive battles in the Pacific campaign. This new examination of startling color film footage and dramatic eyewitness testimony is highlighted by a rare trip to the remote island where more than 25,000 American and Japanese soldiers died during five weeks of horrific combat.
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