The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History

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It was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, claiming a third of all marines killed in World War II. The relentless fighting on Iwo Jima lasted for thirty-six days, but most of us only know the iconic photo of five soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi. For Fred Haynes, a young captain in Combat Team 28, Surabachi was one marker in a ferocious blood-letting against an enemy of 22,000 warriors who were dug into caves and tunnels. The stories told here for the first time will seem too cruel, too heartbreaking, even too fantastic to be believed. As one veteran remarked, "Each day we learned a new way to die." By the time Haynes's unit had broken through the main Japanese resistance, 75 percent of the three assault battalions-the frontline fighters who charged enemy positions-were gone. Many of the exhausted survivors were shattered. In five weeks, Combat Team 28 had advanced 5,600 yards, closed 2,088 caves, and lost 5,885 lives. The Lions of Iwo Jima helps answer the essential questions: who were these men, how were they trained, and what accounts for their extraordinary performance in battle?

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A retired major general of the Marine Corps, Fred Haynes is the last living officer of Combat Team 28.

James A. Warren is the author of the award-winning history of combat marines American Spartans.

Michael Prichard has recorded well over five hundred audiobooks and was named one of SmartMoney magazine's Top Ten Golden Voices. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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Major General Fred Haynes (USMC-Ret.) recounts his role as captain of Combat Team 28's frontline maneuvers during the invasion of Iwo Jima. The Major General spares no details of the brutalities of war and the courage of the unit while also offering steely insight into the planning and strategizing of the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history. Capturing the author's stoic and bluntly descriptive recollection of the battle with a gritty military cadence of his own, Michael Pritchard marches side by side with the grunts of CT 28 as they attempt to conquer the Japanese stronghold. A broad lineup of the actual Marines involved in the operation is introduced, and Prichard documents their fate in a grizzled and compassionate manner. A.P.C. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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