In 1969 issue, Look magazine profiled Fatah and PLO, earlier incarnations of the Palestinian movement. Reporter Christopher Wren and photographer Tom Koeniges spent time with various guerrilla groups in the West Bank.
Eventually Federal Nigeria found an effective way to quell the rebellious Igbos, by inducing famine conditions inside Biafra. The Nigerian Army began sea and land blockade of Biafra, cutting off food supplies.
In June 1958, the union of railroad workers in Mexico went on strike, marking the beginning of a labor dispute that would paralyse Mexico for next two years. Hector Garcia had to launch his own magazine to cover them.
In 1964, Esquire magazine sent Anthony Sampson to profile École Polytechnique (also known as l’X or the X). Sampson was the appropriate choice to chronicle the school which produced the ruling class of France.
The iconic 1956 Paris Match photo of a young, armed couple during the Hungarian Uprising was attributed to late photographer Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini for extra publicity. Russ Melcher, the photo’s real author, revealed himself decades later.
Boris Yaro of the Los Angeles Times made one of the most famous photographs in American political history – that of shot RFK cradled in the arms of a hotel busboy who had been shaking the candidate’s hand when he went down.