jim32rr: Not Smart or Funny, what happened to the Dumbass button?
Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.Yes it was. That famous picture was staged after the fact.No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.
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