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Kuribayashi directing defenders at Iwo Jima, circa May 1944-Jan 1945

Caption     Kuribayashi directing defenders at Iwo Jima, circa May 1944-Jan 1945 ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. WWII Researcher says:
19 Nov 2008 08:13:08 PM

Interesting topic, Japanese defenders were well trained and intelligent. T. Kuribayashi was a great commander and an important part in Japanese history during WWII.
2. Anonymous says:
1 Nov 2011 04:40:18 PM

It must have been hard when he knew he would not win and practically all his men would die. And.. he did not buy any appreciable time for Japan. And... even if he had been able to buy time for Japan, what could they have done with it? The end was inevitable.
3. Peyman says:
2 Mar 2021 12:04:44 AM

Thank you for your very detailed and good content

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