Iwo Jima

Monday, March 10 at 3 a.m. ET

Hosted by Oliver North

Join us a re-airing of the very first edition of "War Stories with Oliver North"!

More than 50 years after the Battle of Iwo Jima, questions still remain and controversies still rage. The battleground is where six men bravely planted the American flag after a fierce and bloody fight. The picture is frozen in the mind of many Americans and it inspired the Marine Memorial in Washington D.C. But where are those six men? What are their stories?

One of the brave Marines captured in the photo carried a picture of his girlfriend inside the webbing of his helmet. Did he make it back alive to see her again? How was the flag-raising picture taken? Was it staged? Find out the whole story. And hear what it was like to fight a war in a place the Marines say was “hell with the fire out.”

Back home in the United States, Americans were still recovering from the Great Depression. It was a time when The World’s Fair came to New York, and Lou Gehrig said goodbye. President Roosevelt and the American public had no idea of the ferocity, the intensity and the extraordinary number of casualties that would come with the Iwo Jima battle.

Learn about America’s heroes and honor their extraordinary efforts in this stirring episode of “War Stories with Oliver North”.

Staff for this episode:

Executive Producer: Pamela K. Browne

Produced and Written by: Pamela K. Browne and Cyd Upson

Senior Producers: Martin Hinton and Cyd Upson