Last year I found Mike Duncan’s The History of Rome podcast. So far I’m about 35 episodes in and I like it very much. A couple of weeks ago I found his other podcast Revolutions. The first series covers the English Civil War (1642-51), The Protectorate (1653-59) and The Restoration (1660).
With that in mind, this video from the Royal Armouries caught my eye when it came up at the end of another video I was watching. I really wish the audio quality was better, but it is what it is.
Iwo Jima 19 Feb 1945 with landing craft headed for the beach
Iwo Jima covered with bomb craters from incessant attack by carrier based planes. Note smoke rising from burning installations. Photographed by plane from USS Saginaw Bay (CVE 82), D-Day, February 19, 1945 80-G-307196
An F4U-1D Corsair with Fighting Squadron VBF-84 taking off from USS Bunker Hill for a close ground air support mission to Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945
4th Marines hit the beach at Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945
Marine firing a Browning M1917 machine gun Iwo Jima, Japan, 19 Feb 1945