A small flag carried by the 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines is planted atop Mount Suribachi at 10:20 a.m. February 23, 1945. Official NAVY Photo. This is the first flag raising on the top of Mt. Suribachi. The famous flag-raising photo was taken when the second flag was put up later that day. This photo was taken by Leatherneck's Lou Lowery.

American military officials and the rapes committed by their subordinates

American military officials did not take the complaints [regarding rapes] seriously owing to their belief that it was normal for the French to have sex in public.

Sources

  • Spiegel Online, Bandits in Uniform: The Dark Side of GIs in Liberated France (PDF version)
  • Image (A small flag carried by the 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines is planted atop Mount Suribachi at 10:20 a.m. February 23, 1945. Official NAVY Photo. This is the first flag raising on the top of Mt. Suribachi. The famous flag-raising photo was taken when the second flag was put up later that day. This photo was taken by Leatherneck’s Lou Lowery.) in public domain