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        Iwo Jima: With Painted Faces | Ken Burns: The War

        Aboard a transport vessel, a Marine assault force prepares for the invasion of Iwo Jima. They are most likely wearing "flash cream," used to protect the face and hands from burns caused by the "flash" of a nearby explosion. February 19, 1945. Credit: The National Archives (127-GW-316-111236).

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