Flags of Our Fathers is the story of the six men who raised the American flag near the conclusion of the battle of Iwo Jima. Three of the six died before the battle's end. The novel deals with their early lives, induction into military life, the fierce combat they face in the Pacific theater of World War II, and their lives after the war's end. It is a stark examination of the realities of war and its aftermath.

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