Forensic Film Archiving: Who Raised the Flag on Iwo Jima? | The Unwritten Record

Joe Rosenthal’s photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. (NAID: 520748)

We rely on film and photographs to tell stories every day – from the latest blockbuster, our favorite television series, videos we take and stream, to the cherished photos in our homes. But, sometimes what we see isn’t what’s really there. Such was the case of the misidentified Marine in one…

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5 thoughts on “Forensic Film Archiving: Who Raised the Flag on Iwo Jima? | The Unwritten Record

  1. Given the importance of those images to America, I suppose it is understandable that they will investigate the event in detail. It has been well-known for years that it was re-staged for the cameras, and after such an awful battle, does it really matter who finally raised that original flag, other than to family members, or those that were there?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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