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Planning for the Battle of Iwo Jima

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Pawn Stars: Iwo Jima Battle Plans | History

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The Invasion of Iwo Jima | National Museum of the Pacific War

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Battle of Iwo Jima Planning vs Actual Battle Maps

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Battle of Iwo Jima Planning Map Study

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Iwo Jima Assault Plan Battle Map from Battle Archives

In anticipation of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi prepared a defense that broke with Japanese military doctrine. Rather than defending the beaches, Kuribayashi devised a defense that maximized enemy attrition. The American plan of attack was made in anticipation of a standard defense.
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