Coincidence?

by danielvogt2014

James Bradley, author of The China Mirage, discussed in the previous post, also published Flags of Our Fathers, which described the role of his father, John Bradley, in raising the American flag on Iwo Jima that was recorded in the famous photo we have all seen.  Now the Marine Corps has announced that the person identified as Bradley in the photo was actually Harold Schultz.  Bradley had helped raise the flag earlier in the day, but that event had not been photographed.  You can read the story at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/us/politics/marines-iwo-jima-flag-photo-mistaken-identity.html?_r=0 .  Bradley was seriously injured later.

In his introduction in The China Mirage, James Bradley cited his father’s presence in the famous photo.  It helped personalize his argument that the war against Japan was only necessary because of the actions of the China Lobby.

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