Flags of our Fathers

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

In February and March of 1945, U.S. troops fight and win one of the most crucial and costly battles of the war on the island of Iwo Jima.

A photo of U.S. servicemen raising the flag on Mount Suribachi becomes an iconic symbol of victory to a war-weary nation. The individuals themselves become heroes, though not all survive the war and realize it.

Clint Eastwood’s second world war film included a 21-day shoot along the Reykjanes peninsula: its black sand beaches stood in for Japan’s Iwo Jima.

  • Directed by Clint Eastwood
  • Produced by Robert Lorenz / Steven Spielberg
  • Warner Bros. 2006

Behind the lens