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Did the Battle of Iwo Jima really happen on black soil?

In Flags of Our Fathers, there are whole war scenes shot on black soil near some sea. Did the Battle of Iwo Jima really happen on black soil or was this added by the movie production crew?
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What is the name of this effect used in Flags of Our Fathers?

In this scene from Flags of Our Fathers, the top and bottom parts of the image are a little darker when compared to the middle portion of the scene. (I marked it with yellow lines) What is the name ...
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Did they really make ice cream/cake in shape of "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" as shown in the movie?

In Flags of our Fathers, after the completion of the war, the soldiers get an invitation for celebrations. In one scene the soldiers get an ice cream cake in the shape of "Raising the Flag on Iwo ...
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Why are the Navy doing these beautiful formations before war?

In Flags of our Fathers, why are the Navy doing these beautiful formations before the war is going to begin with the Japanese?
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