Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime (Captured History)

Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime (Captured History)

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ISBN: 9780756544492
Grades: 5-9

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By February 1945 the United States had been fighting World War II for more than three years. Soldiers were worn down from battle, and civilians were drained by sacrifice. But a photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Japanese soil gave a wearied nation a renewed sense of pride and hope. This powerful image of strength and determination became the most famous image of the war. It not only captured a moment of victory against a strong foe. It also represented the effort every member of the armed forces had made and offered Americans the promise of victory and an end to conflict.

Category Description for Captured History Series:

Iconic photos are so familiar to us that we can easily forget the images were taken of real human beings. This series tells the stories of the people in these famous photos; the life of the photographers before and after their fame; and the lasting effects the photos had on our culture. Most of the photographers say they were in the right place at the right time. Some photos inspired novels; Dorothea Lange's image of a migrant worker mother and her two (of 10) children moved John Steinbeck to write The Grapes of Wrath. The photographers were on assignments from a magazine, the government or news organizations, for the most part. Sometimes the subjects and photographers were one in the same such as the Apollo astronauts. The text in this series is as fascinating as the images. While most of the photos are black and white, they are large and crisp, showing lots of detail. Child labor, segregation, poverty, war, and death are not themes for young children. But, this is part of our American history that you may not see in a history text. I found them just fascinating! ~Sara 9" x 10" 64pp, sc. ~ Sara




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
9
ISBN
9780756544492
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Compass Point Books
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 9.0" x 0.12"
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