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Germany first used flame throwers in WW1 (1914-1918) against ENTRENCED allied positions. US Marines used them for the very same reasons: ENTRENCED enemy positions.

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Because The Battle of Iwo Jima was close combat, they could use the flamethrowers to flush and burn the enemy out of their bunkers and caves, and also torch their bases.

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