Rare photo of jubilant marines on Iwo Jima just seconds AFTER the...

Rare photo of jubilant marines on Iwo Jima just seconds AFTER the historic moment victorious soldiers raised the Stars and Stripes goes on sale

In this rarely seen photo, a group of marines celebrate on a mountain summit during World War Two as the Stars and Stripes flutters behind them in the breeze. If the scenery looks familiar, it’s because this is Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945 – and just moments earlier, five of the soldiers were caught on film erecting the US flag in what soon became an iconic image.  The pictures were shot on the tiny Pacific island by Joe Rosenthal – and now his personal album has emerged for sale at auction.His image of American troops struggling to raise the flag after taking the mountain from the Japanese during the Battle of Iwo Jima won him the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

This rare photo shows US troops celebrating moments after the flag was raised during the Battle of Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. The pictures were shot on the tiny Pacific island by Joe Rosenthal – and now his personal album has emerged for sale at auction

Source: Daily Mail