The Truth about the Beijing Turmoil

Busy was the Chinese Communist Party in the first few days after it brutally suppressed pro-democracy demonstrators on June 4, 1989. It produced a series of horrifying photos and a photo book to justify its brutal suppression.

Fall of Mussolini – Picture Post, 1943

No publication was happier about Il Duce’s fall from power than Picture Post. Its August 14, 1943 issue recapped the rule of Mussolini and labelled the titular “condemned man” as a gangster, agitator, revolutionary, and dictator.

Mikhail Gorbachev Resigns, 1991

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, ending the USSR. The AP Moscow photo chief, Liu Heung Shing, was the only foreign photographer who captured the moment.

Revolt of Arab Refugees, 1969

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.

The War in Biafra

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.