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Author Weiss, Mitch.

Title The heart of hell: the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima [Hoopla electronic resource] / Mitch Weiss.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 50 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Joe Barrett.
Summary The Battle of Iwo Jima, a major event in the Pacific Theater of World War II-and one of the bloodiest in United States history-began on February 19, 1945. But what happened two days earlier has largely been a footnote, until now . . .On February 17, Landing Craft Infantry 449 was among a dozen gunboats helping to prepare the area for their invasion two days later. U.S. military leaders thought that they had weakened Japanese forces in the area. However, from the towering slopes of Mount Suribachi, Japanese forces opened fire, forcing the U.S. commanders to recalculate battlefield plans. They shelled and bombed the newly discovered enemy positions. It was a move that saved countless lives two days later, when tens of thousands of Marines stormed the beach. The Heart of Hell is the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449. Based on 130 exclusive interviews with sailors who survived the battle, the families of the men killed in the fight, and more than 1,500 letters the sailors mailed to loved ones during their long months at sea, this is a story of duty, brotherhood, love, and courage.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945. -- Sound recordings.
Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan) -- History, Naval -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
United States. Navy -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States. -- Sound recordings.
LCI (G) 449 (Ship) -- History.
Landing craft -- Japan -- Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands) -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Gunboats -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Sailors -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Barrett, Joe.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781494597399 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
149459739X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11577662
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