Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

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John Wayne stars in 1949’s Marine Corps classic ‘Sands of Iwo Jima‘. The film seamlessly blends stock footage into its scenes to build some of the most accomplished battle sequences of the immediate post-war film era. Directed by Allan Dwan the film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Wayne’s first Best Actor nomination. Join us as we charge ashore and talk Wayne, Sherman Tanks and more!

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Matthew Moss

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