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Iwo Jima   /ˈaɪwoʊ dʒˈimə/   Listen
Iwo Jima

The largest of the Volcano Islands of Japan.
A bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945).  Synonyms: invasion of Iwo, Iwo.

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"Iwo Jima" Quotes from Famous Books

... power and in responsibility. We have passed through the anxieties of depression and of war to a summit unmatched in man's history. Seeking to secure peace in the world, we have had to fight through the forests of the Argonne, to the shores of Iwo Jima, and to ...
— United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches - From Washington to George W. Bush • Various

Words linked to "Iwo Jima" :   japan, World War II, World War 2, Pacific Ocean, island, invasion of Iwo, amphibious assault, pacific, Nippon, Iwo, Second World War, Nihon

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