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A faux Japanese tank, carved out of volcanic ash rock on Iwo Jima, . [[MORE]] /r/TankPorn credit to for finding it!

politics-war:  Mount Sinabung spews a column of hot gas and ash skyward, as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti

politics-war: Mount Sinabung spews a column of hot gas and ash skyward, as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti

The volcanic ash that makes up much of the beach of Iwo Jima proves inhospitable to American fighters and their vehicles, like this wrecked Jeep, during the month-long 1945 battle.

Behind the Picture: Marines Blow Up a Blockhouse, Iwo Jima, 1945

The volcanic ash that makes up much of the beach of Iwo Jima proves inhospitable to American fighters and their vehicles, like this wrecked Jeep, during the month-long 1945 battle.

Pyroclastic flows are mixtures of hot gas, ash and other volcanic rocks travelling very quickly down the slopes of volcanoes.

Pyroclastic flows are mixtures of hot gas, ash and other volcanic rocks travelling very quickly down the slopes of volcanoes.

Brisbane author sifted through 75 years of volcanic ash to find the truth about execution of Australia child during World War II | The Courier-Mail

Brisbane author sifted through 75 years of volcanic ash to find the truth about execution of Australia child during World War II | The Courier-Mail

Rocket festival in North Laos, photograph by Bertrand Linet

Rocket festival in North Laos, photograph by Bertrand Linet

This is SO bizarre! Click to enlarge for your opinion. Would love to know the story behind it! ~ bc

This is SO bizarre! Click to enlarge for your opinion. Would love to know the story behind it! ~ bc

It must have resembled Hell, the 8 square miles of volcanic ash and sand, ground that tanks, let alone Marines, had to slog through. Reeking of sulfur and swept by bombs, bullets and shellfire, the beach was bloody of the 26,000 dead soldiers.  For the Corp, the Battle of Iwo Jima was the definitive battle in the Pacific. It was the bloodiest battle in history for the Corp. This high cost yielded more than 1/4 of the WW II Medals of Honor awarded to Marines .

It must have resembled Hell, the 8 square miles of volcanic ash and sand, ground that tanks, let alone Marines, had to slog through. Reeking of sulfur and swept by bombs, bullets and shellfire, the beach was bloody of the 26,000 dead soldiers. For the Corp, the Battle of Iwo Jima was the definitive battle in the Pacific. It was the bloodiest battle in history for the Corp. This high cost yielded more than 1/4 of the WW II Medals of Honor awarded to Marines .

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