Monday, March 26, 2007


Rows, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

Curious coincidence today. I was passing the American Cemetery here in Cambridge and I remembered that I'd heard that the Battle of Iwo Jima ended today in 1945 (I'd been thinking about seeing Clint Eastwood's flik). More than 4500 Americans had been killed and 22,000 Japanese troops had died or been taken captive. Obviously most of those buried here lost their lives in operations over Europe. So having my camera in the car I stopped and shot a few off which I'll post over the next few days. Talking of photos, Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jimo was the site of probably the most famous military photograph of the war.