For more than 60 years, a story has persisted that 13 hands can be seen on the Marine Corps War Memorial, the beloved sculpture in Arlington, Va., that depicts six servicemembers raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.
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They were little more than skeletons clad in rags, skin stretched over bone. The scars they bore told the story of some of Japan’s most brutal World War II prison camps: Formosa — or modern-day Taiwan.