Welcome back to The Camera Never Lies. The last time we met up, I talked about a very graphic image and the context of it in a battle in 1993. Now we're going to go and consider today, two broad perspectives. Firstly, possibly the most famous image coming out of the United States during the Second World War. But also I want to talk in a little more detail about the, the arc that I dealt with yesterday from the book to the film, so to speak, and the way that we actually consider how a historical event is presented to the public in forms of entertainment as opposed to deliberate history. So, we use the term public history and I think, for the last week that we're going to be doing this course, I'm going to talk more about the concept of public history in greater depth. So today, we are taking you to a small volcanic island in the middle of the Pacific in 1945 and we're going to be dealing predominantly in today's lecture, with the flag raising on Mount Suribachi. Not so much the history per say, it is one of the most written about, and examined pieces of, of history and to a certain degree, what we're going to be today is, is an introduction. There are many fine pieces of literature. I will put a short bibliography up and whatever links that we can to, to Navy and other sites about the events in Mount Suribachi, sorry, in Iwo Jima in February to March of 1945. But the real object to the beginning is scene setting to make sure that you have a context. For those of you in America who are watching this I'm sure this is very familiar to you. For those of you in the rest of the world, you may be familiar with the image, but not quite the context and, and that's largely what we want to do today. So let me just talk you through this again. We're going to be dealing with the book and the film so to speak. In this case James Bradley's book written with Ron Powers, Flags of our Fathers which was the copy I have was published in 2006 and that backs up to Clint Eastwood movie in 2006 of the same name. Now for those of you observing, we realizing that Clint Eastwood made a second movie and it was done back to back. Next week we're going to be talking about that, not least of which the the issues of having a western director, a very fine director dealing with a foreign language movie and it was a very well regarded movie The Letters of Iwo Jima. So that's if you'd like the the material we're going to try and focus on in the second part, and to discuss in some detail. What I would say is as with the rest of this course, it's not essential that you read or you see read the book or see the film. I suppose you can read the film and see the book, but that doesn't work so well. Its not essential that you read the book and see the film. However, your appreciation of some of the things I'm going to say are going to be in heart and in fact, there's a major new study coming out of this particular event and also Clint Eastwood's movies which can be published I think on the day that Coursera starts this unit. So I will be putting the hotlinks up to that and may do a podcast and, and commentary on it nearer the time, okay? So just bear in mind that we're focusing on something which is deep in the cultural history now of America, has been very heavily discussed over the years and now, we're taking it in terms of an introductory view of the event, the book, the film, and how it actually changes our opinion if at all, on, on the events we're dealing with.