Flags of Our Fathers by James D. BradleyAn anonymous announcer screams this quotation from the roof of radio station KGU in Honolulu, during the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The announcement demonstrates the influence of the media on the American people, a major theme in the book, as they were whipped into a patriotic frenzy following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The words "No joke. The real thing" are reiterated by Bradley, repeated for emphasis. The boys who enlisted in the military following this new development in World War II did not yet know what they were getting into, and the American civilians who supported them from the safety of American soil were fed a distorted image of the "real war" by the media.
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Flags of Our Fathers Teacher’s Guide
Share: Share on Facebook. Add to Cart. This book about the valor of teenage soldiers is one that will capture young readers today with its accessible style, riveting battle scenes, and vivid accounts of the courageous—and often tragic—lives of young soldiers. Drawn from over interviews and extensive research, Flags of Our Fathers is an excellent choice for parallel reading during a study of World War II. They were ordinary young men who responded when their nation called them to duty. Three of them never returned home, and three came home deeply affected by their experience in the Pacific.
Rate this book. Buy This Book. Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Bantam Books. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions. A heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens. Reader Reviews. It's also compulsively readable.
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