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Raising the flag on Iwo Jima by Balakov Raising the flag on Iwo Jima by Balakov
A Lego recreation of Joe Rosenthal's 1945 photograph "Raising the flag on Iwo Jima". One of the most published photographs in history.

Original here ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:WW2_Iwo_Jima_flag_raising.jpg

Lego soldiers from www.brickarms.com
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ThePackAlpha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work.
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
why can't I fave something TWICE?!
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LMonster2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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hikaru-nara-kheel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that's adorable~!
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
A Lego Marine Corps for the next 500 years!
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Reguardless1604 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's... awesome.
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legogolden Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
yay
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Excellent work!! :thumbsup:
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L-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Awesome photo.
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snipers74 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
great.
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E350tb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff!
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KippoTec Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
That's it, I'm watching you.
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Wyrd23 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
jajaja simplemente geniales
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redlion1974 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
nice gallery , great stuff
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful photography. It's so cool to see something that mixes history and what one would consider simple entertainment objects - and into something profound too.

:heart:
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FixedTeapot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Love it.
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kenyastarflight Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Funny, I've seen quite a few recreations of this iconic photograph, but this is one of the few that manages to capture the feelings behind it. Very well done. :)
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TezTor123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Yeah ... half the six men in that original photograph never made it off the island.

Here's a link that has a little more information on the picture:

[link]

That link has a video of the flag raising.

Joe Rosenthal who took the still picture and Bill Genaust who took the movie were standing next to each other so their perspectives were nearly identical.

Bill Genaust

[link]

was another who never left the island.


This was actually the second flag raising that day. The first was done by the initial patrol to reach the top but it was with a smaller flag and the pictures taken of this flag raising weren't as dramatic as those of the second. In order to secure the flag from the first raising and to put up a bigger one that everyone could see - a second larger flag was sent up - and this is the flag in the photograph.

I'm not sure about the fate of all the members of the first flag raising - but one of them - who was initially, if erroneously, cited as being in the second, more popular raising was killed on the island as well.

The Flag Raising actually took place fairly early in the battle. When the Marines landed they hit beaches near one end and quickly isolated the mountain. They then took it but still had to take the upper plateau what made up the bulk of Iwo Jima.


"Flags of our Fathers" written by John Bradley,

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the son of one of the second flag raisers documents the story of both groups of men and was made into a movie produced by Spielberg and directed by Eastwood.
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dorkinabubble Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
May I say, sir, that you astound me. This is brilliant! :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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Herr-Flick Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Another cracking recreation- I love the attention to detail you've put into this series
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BeauZa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
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My Photography class is studying Raising the Flag and this is a delightfully humorous twist to it! :)
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Drew315 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
there is a D-day museum in my town
u should totally send this in to them
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ironman2055 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Pretty cool but there were 6 people raising the flag ;)
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, awesome!

But still... no Robert Capa from Normandy?
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darkwonder02 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture.
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lucky-april Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
This is fantastic! A great idea to recreate the scene. You don't often see lego in b&w :)
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hejhog101 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
and now, a moment of silence for the good legos that gave their life in that war.

but seriously, this picture is a work of art. you found a perfect rock, and it must have taken forever to get the posing right. I salute you.
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Schneeb0207 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Not to mention the flag!
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baaddreamz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
ha that`s funny :lol:
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