what's the story
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspectives of the Japanese soldiers.Sixty-one years ago, US and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil.
The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. The Japanese soldiers are sent to Iwo Jima knowing that, in all probability, they will not come back. Among them are Saigo, a baker who wants only to live see the face of his newborn daughter; and Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, whose travels in American have revealed to him how to take on the vast American armada streaming in across the Pacific.
Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken Watanabe, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Tsuyosi Ihara