World Battlefronts: The Marines Could Take It--

Many a U.S. citizen, shocked by the cost of conquering Iwo Jima, (see U.S. AT WAR) wondered last week if there might not have been a way to avoid it. TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod, who has seen many a U.S. fighting man fall on Pacific isles, radioed: "We had to have this island, regardless of casualties. Jap strategy all along has been to send U.S. casualties soaring until the Americans sicken of the war and call it off. I do not believe any method of any man could have lessened the cost. I once wrote that there would be many more...

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