All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Pacific Theater of World War II

U.S. troops attack Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima

U.S. troops attack Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima

Washington, DC
Sunday, November 10, 2013

In this program, hear from two World War II veterans about their experience in the Pacific Theater. Both of the men are U.S. Marines who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. They spoke at the American Veterans Center annual conference in Washington, DC.

Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:43am (ET)

Related Events

Covering the Battle for Iwo Jima
Saturday, November 6, 2010     

Major Norman Hatch was a cinematographer with the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions during the Battle for Iwo Jima. Major Hatch shows his video from the battle for Iwo Jima.

1995 Iwo Jima Battle Commemoration with Bill Clinton
Saturday, February 19, 2011     

On February 19th, 1945, United States Marines invaded the island of Iwo Jima, in a critical World War II battle. February 19th, 1995, on the 50th Anniversary of the start of the battle, President Clinton paid tribute to those Americans who served at Iwo Jima, citing their uncommon valor and courage. The tribute took place at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, in Arlington, Virginia.

Pacific Theater of World War II
Saturday, January 5, 2013     

World War II veterans talk about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflects on his time in the Marine Corps, described in his book, "Islands of the Damned." Roy Matsomoto discusses his Army service behind Japanese enemy lines in Burma. The moderator is Patrick O’Donnell, author of “Into the Rising Sun: World War II’s Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat.” 

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
Sunday     

Historians and law professors met at the University of Baltimore Law School to discuss Mick Caouette’s film “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP.” They explored Marshall’s early law career as well as his work in the South to expand voting rights for African Americans. We also hear about his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, and how he became the first African American appointed to the highest court in the land.  

The Presidency: John Quincy Adams
Sunday     

A conversation with author Fred Kaplan about his biography, “John Quincy Adams: American Visionary.” Although he was not remembered for being a great president, Fred Kaplan argues that John Quincy Adams was one of the most intellectual commanders in chief, and also the best Secretary of State in American history. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event. 

Herbert Hoover, Henry Wallace & Cold War America
Sunday     

American History TV traveled to the Library of Congress Kluge Center in Washington, DC, which was established in 2000 and endowed by philanthropist John W. Kluge. The center welcomes over 100 scholars every year to pursue their research interests at one of the world's largest libraries. We spoke with Vanderbilt University lecturer Kevin Kim about his upcoming book about Herbert Hoover and Henry Wallace, and their impact on America's Cold War policy.

Naval Warfare in the American Revolution
Sunday     

Historian Dennis Conrad of the Naval History and Heritage Command discusses how strategies used by colonial naval captains contributed to the success of the American Revolution. Mr. Conrad also describes how ships from the colonies – then called the Continental Navy-- fought not just in the Atlantic but also saw action as far away as the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. This event was sponsored by the Society of Cincinnati and took place at the Anderson House in Washington D.C. 

American Artifacts: The National Garden
Sunday     

From the founding of the United States, George Washington encouraged the creation of a botanic garden in the nation’s capital that would inspire and educate citizens on plants and their uses. This vision was realized in 1820 when Congress created the U.S. Botanic Garden on the capitol grounds.  The most recent addition, the National Garden, features plants of the Mid-Atlantic, including a Rose Garden and Regional Garden.  Plant curator Bill McLaughlin explained the history and use of some of the country’s indigenous plants by Native Americans, colonials, and others.

History of U.S.-Native American Treaties
Sunday     

Law professor Robert Clinton discusses the history of treaties between Native Americans and non-native settlers at a symposium hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian.

Reel America: "Exercise Delawar" - 1964
Sunday     

A Persian word meaning courageous, “Delawar” was a U.S.-Iran joint armed forces combat readiness operation conducted when the nations were allies. This U.S. Army film is from “The Big Picture” television series.

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

Book TV (late 2012)