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The irresistible pull of the classic 'Battle Cry'
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January 1955 - less than 10 years after he was memorialized in that 1/400th of a second it took photographer Joe Rosenthal to snap the photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, Ira Hayes was buried in his native Arizona desert.In a strange twist of fate, on the day Hayes was buried, "Battle Cry," the movie about Marines in love and war, premiered in Washington, D.C. The movie is based on the novel by Leon Uris who would later write "Exodus," "Trinity," and "QB VII. "February 3, 1955 - The New York Times gave "Battle Cry" a so-so review, "...the whole thing has been designed to follow an unswerving pattern of convention and rectitude."