Napalm Attack

I have already covered this event before, and Nick Ut’s photo I posted back then was the definitive photo of the event. However, I just recently came across other photos in the series and became instantly intrigued. Although they were not seen in the most famous photo, there are other photographers in the background trying to take the picture (one of them was David Burnett, who missed the famous scene because he was changing his film).

The photographers were of course to cover the Battle of Trang Bang. The first photo, in all its hazy demonic fire, showed the moment when napalm bombs were fired. The second photo was the shot. The third photo was taken moments after, as you can see by the distance from the billboards on the right. The crying girl had stopped crying; two children running together had sort of split up and veered to the left while the little kid at the back was now wayback, having either stopped running or turned back. The runners either overtook the photographers, or the photgraphers arrived from the righthand side, where there is a big commotion.

In the last photo, there was ITN reporter Christopher Wain who captured the scene on video.

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0 thoughts on “Napalm Attack

  1. Etat, you suck the prize donkey cock. How you can point your crusty cyber-finger at anyone else and shout “Propaganda, Propaganda!!!” like some 3rd grade sore loser-tattle tale-momma’s boy after you claim to have “grown up in USSR” is just extremely laughable. Do you not think maybe, just maybe you might have marinated in some propaganda yourself for a little too long??? And how you can go on and on about the minutia of a photo and who was where when and which road sign came first when there are children and babies with fucking flesh burned and falling off of their bodies like so much overcooked poultry on a spit is just disgusting and absolutely filthy. May you die a slow and agonizingly painful death you brainless swine. And Nixon was an admitted liar, thief and represent just about everything that is wrong and awful about the good ol’ U.S. of A. (united states of assholes)

  2. There must be quite a few people like myself who cannot stand it here for a very long time, because those pictures are terrible.

    Forgetting is bad but necessary at least intermittently.

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