Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades
For the men who fought perhaps the fiercest battle of WWII, seventy years have passed. But the memories of those thirty-six bloody days on Iwo Jima have not. In the spring of 2015, survivors of both sides of the battle returned for the last time to join a Reunion of Honor — a unique, now-peaceful fellowship first forged of fire and bullets. Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades chronicles dual riveting stories: the iconic battle and this historic reunion — former warriors setting foot together on the black sands of Iwo Jima.
Their unforgettable journey was documented by two film crews. The American unit followed three U.S. survivors while the Japanese crew documented the only Japanese survivor able to make the arduous trip to Iwo Jima.
Premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 8 pm on WFYI 1.
Watch a preview at video.wfyi.org