In many historical war films, the directors attempt to represent the war as it was taken place in the real world. In the film, Flags of our Fathers, real events are represented throughout the entire film. The director of the film, Clint Eastwood, depicted three soldiers, John Doc Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes, who were praised to be heroes from a photograph. Joe Rosenthal captured this most famous photograph in history during the Second World War, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. After having a look at this photo, the American citizens found it as a big accomplishment for the army, and the government took this as an advantage to send the flag raising survivors on war bond drive based on propaganda, knowing that the war needed lots of added funds. The film represents the image of war being different as it is compared to a real war. The viewers had a clear view to all three survivors of the photo and the war on Iwo Jima which gave a whole different understanding of the war. In Clint Eastwood’s depiction of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the director accurately depicts the war through the struggles and deaths of characters, battle scenes representing through combat tactics, and the process of the war bonds drive.The film accurately shows the struggles and deaths of main characters after the Battle of Iwo Jima. Ira Hayes, was one of the flag raisers and he is viewed to have extreme feelings of guilt for surviving the war in which his crewmates died, socially impaired, depression, and habitual misuse of alcohol to limit the control of psychic pain that he is gone through. In the film, Ira Hayes suffers through post-traumatic stress disorder. He continually behaves badly by getting into bar fights with others and always crying which shows that he was a full chaos. He is attached to a negative emotion of living when his friends are dead which he cannot forgive himself for, and embarrasses the Marines by his public drunkenness and his emotional meetings with the dead flag raiser’s mother. In real life, Ira Hayes never gets over his lose, and he does not encourage himself to change and live a joyful life, since many people deprived him. He also never forgives himself for leaving the battlefield and leaving his friends, The struggles that he went through in real life were accurately depicted in the film. Doc Bradley, was another flag raiser, who also has posttraumatic stress disorder, but to a minor degree. In real life, he deteriorate himself from constant combat experiencing symptoms, insomnia, and his own form of survivor guilt. He will not communicate about his experiences at war with his loved ones, which he finds it as a common form of avoidance. While his son is writing a book about his journey, he refuses to share some details and his moments during his time at war. In the film, he has dreams of that night about his friend Iggy disappearing when he rushed backed to the foxhole and not finding him there. It shows this as a sign of posttraumatic stress disorder. He continuously alleviates what happened that night. The film shows an accurate depiction of the struggles that Doc Bradley went through after the Battle of Iwo Jima. Ralph Ignatowski, also known as, Iggy, was a soldier who fought during the battle of Iwo Jima, and was abducted by the Japanese as he was tortured. In the film, Ira Hayes states to his crewmates on how the American soldiers in war are captured as prisoners by the Japanese and are being brutally tortured and murdered. Later, he shows them an image that makes them fear toward the enemy they are going to fight against. During the battle, Doc Bradley sees the aftermath of the brutal torture that was done to his friend, Iggy, when he discovers his body. During the battle, after leaving Iggy alone in the foxhole, Doc Bradley rushed back to the foxhole to see Iggy going missing. Later, they discover a trap door that was set by the Japanese in the foxhole and realized that he was captured. After Doc Bradley is shown the tortured Iggy’s body. In real life, Ignatowski was cruelly tortured. The Japanese ripped out his fingernails, teeth, ears, eyes, cut off his penis and filled it into his mouth, then broke his skull. Clint Eastwood showed an accurate depiction of the death of Ralph Ignatowski and made sure that viewers had a real feel to how he was tortured to death.The battle scenes in Flags of Our Fathers, are depicted accurately through their combat tactics and how the Americans and Japanese fought. The vast bunkers, 18 km (11mi) of underground tunnels, vast bunkers, and hidden artillery were used as heavily built defense for the Japanese positions. Extensive naval and air support were used as great shield for the Americans, and had the ability of setting an huge amount of firepower onto the Japanese positions. These military equipments were used in real life during the Battle of Iwo Jima. In the film, it shows an accurate depiction of the military equipments used in the battle. In the film, Americans travelled to the island by boat, and when they were once on land, they travelled by foot and fought in tanks. In the Battle of Iwo Jima, numerous tunnels were built in the land by the Japanese and fought through those tunnels. The film accurately shows how both the Japanese and the American fought in real life. Tadamichi Kuribayash, is the Japanese commander of the 109th Imperial Army Infantry Division at Iwo Jima. Commander Tada michi Kuribayash changed the tactics that the previous commander use, such as recommending a defense at the beach and created a large tunneling throughout the hot volcanic island. After letting the American Marines to land on the island of Iwo Jima and create some confidence on the beach, he released his plan to take accurate, devastating fire on the American positions as they are landing on beaches. As disguise, they were able to attack the Americans through those tunnels.This is an accurate depiction because in the film it shows how the Japanese commander helped the Japanese attack the Americans more easily.In the film, Doc Bradley, Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon are sent off to United States to participate in a war bonds drive because they were famous for raising the flag in the island of Iwo Jima and were giving hope to people. In real life, the commander in chief reassigned the three flag raisers from the Department of War to the Department of the Treasury to joining celebrities to help raise money for the war. The three flag raisers helping with the war bonds drive are shown as accurate depiction. In real life, Doc Bradley, Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon meets President Truman. When President Truman saw Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag raisers, he immediately sensed how to use it to generate money for war bonds drive. However he did not know who hoisted the flag. In the film, it accurately depicts how the president meets the three flag raisers in his office and encouraging them to help the government with the war bonds drive. It also shows him learning about the other flag raisers. Doc Bradley, Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon were the main cause for the war bonds drive to be successful during World War II. They were soldiers that gave the citizens more hope than celebrities. The films shows accurate depiction of the flag raisers becoming more popular by giving the citizens of United States more hope to donate money for the war bonds drive.Flags of Our Fathers depicts real events in many different ways. Even though it may have not have every detail accurate, it was close. It shows the way the soldiers fought the war, struggles and deaths of the flag raisers, and about war bonds. Flags of Our Fathers is an accurate depiction of what really occurred during the Battle of Iwo Jima.