A picture that is famous throughout the world. Probably the most famous war picture of all time. But do you know the story behind this picture, why it was taken, how it was taken and most important, who those men were. I know, I've read about those men, John Bradley, Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Mike Strank. Of these six, only 3 survived the battle of Iwo Jima. Of those three, only one survived the photograph, John Bradley.
I would recommend every person who wants to learn about war to read the book written about this photograph, it explains it all.
Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley. ISBN 0-7126-6762-8