Flags of our Fathers
The movie Flags of our Fathers was based on the book Flags of our Fathers.
Movie details for Flags of our Fathers
The movie was released in 2006 and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also directed Midnight (1981), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and Mystic River (2003). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.
Actors on this movie include Patrick Dollaghan, Jon Kellam, Andri Sigursson, Schuster Vance, Mark˙s Benediktsson, Pamela Fischer, Adam Beach, Alessandro Mastrobuono, Ëlafur Torfason, V.J. Foster, R˙rik Karl Bj÷rnsson, Luke Schneider, Joseph Cross, GrÚtar Sigursson, Mark Colson, Dale Waddington Horowitz, Vignir J. Vignisson, Scott Reeves (II), Jˇhann G. Jˇhannsson and Melanie Lynskey.
Book details for Flags of our Fathers
One of those young Americans was John Bradley, a Navy corpsman who a few days before had braved enemy mortar and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded Marine and then drag him to safety. For this act of heroism Bradley would receive the Navy Cross, an award second only to the Medal of Honor.
Bradley, who died in 1994, never mentioned his feat to his family. Only after his death did Bradley's son James begin to piece together the facts of his father's heroism, which was but one of countless acts of sacrifice made by the young men who fought at Iwo Jima. Flags of Our Fathers recounts the sometimes tragic life stories of the six men who raised the flag that February day--one an Arizona Indian who would die following an alcohol-soaked brawl, another a Kentucky hillbilly, still another a Pennsylvania steel-mill worker--and who became reluctant heroes in the bargain. A strongly felt and well-written entry in a spate of recent books on World War II, Flags gives a you-are-there depiction of that conflict's horrible arenas--and a moving homage to the men whom fate brought there. --Gregory McNamee