Win 'Flags Of Our Fathers' on DVD ... Today!
In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific.
Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause celebre. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort.
But the accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead on Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.
So, if you would like to win your own copy of this fantastic new DVD, and you think you know all there is to know about the filming of this wondrous film, just answer this easy question: As the Japanese government would not permit filming of combat scenes on Iwo Jima, scenes were filmed in which country - a country which also has black sand beaches due to volcanic activity?!
Send me your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new DVDs. Just send us an e:mail here before March 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS DVD' to:
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