On #ThisDayinHistory 1945, the U.S. flag is raised on Iwo Jima. During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division took the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raised the U.S. flag #AceHistoryNews reports

#AceHistoryNews – Feb.23: American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag: Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a Marine still photographer and a motion-picture cameraman #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8045Rosenthal took three photographs atop Suribachi: Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event: The first, which showed five Marines and one Navy corpsman struggling to hoist the heavy flag pole, became the most reproduced photograph in history and won him a Pulitzer Prize: Many of these men, including three of the six soldiers seen raising the flag in the famous Rosenthal photo, were killed before the conclusion of the Battle for Iwo Jima in late March………………By March 3, U.S. forces controlled all three airfields on the island, and on March 26 the last Japanese defenders on Iwo Jima were wiped out. Only 200 of the original 22,000 Japanese defenders were captured alive…………More than 6,000 Americans died taking Iwo Jima, and some 17,000 were wounded. #IwoJima #IconicPhotograph #MIlitaryHistory #WWII #1945 #OTD #AceFinanceNews

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Ukraine’s New Authorities Deny` WWII Veterans ‘Celebration of Kherson Liberation from Nazis ‘

#AceHistoryNews On March 13, 1944, legendary radio announcer Yuri Levitan read a report from fronts, informing people about liberation of Kherson, a regional centre, from Nazi invaders.

Fierce fighting to liberate the region lasted for more than 140 days, and 34,000 soldiers and officers of the Ukrainian front gave their lives for the liberation. Hundreds of servicemen were awarded, and the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded to 36 of them.

However, new Ukrainian leaders denied veterans celebration of the 70th anniversary. Veterans said even songs would not be heard in the Park of Glory. Kherson refused to participate in the memorial relay, in which a capsule with soil was to be handed over on the route of Soviet troops who liberated territories from Nazis. Kherson was to take over the capsule in a ceremony on Thursday and hand it over to another city.

Meanwhile, city services began working in the park, but not to tidy up the area for celebration, but after threatening leaflet were pasted on a public transport station, where veterans were expected to come.

The papers said the author of the leaflets with threats to Russians and Jews was the radical movement Right Sector, but it was not officially confirmed that the movement really was the organizer of the outrageous action.

Courtesy of Tass

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