Picture Post sent Bert Hardy to photograph the Korean War. His photos resulted in the editor losing his job for negatively portraying an ally.
From 1936 until the end of the Second World War, Hugo Jaeger worked as a personal photographer for Adolf Hitler and took color photos.
In the spring of 1974, the world was captivated by the remarkable story of 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army, who emerged from the Philippine jungle after an astonishing thirty-year ordeal. Onoda’s journey began in 1945 when he and his fellow soldiers retreated into the dense wilderness, convinced that World War II was ongoing.
In 1960, justice finally caught up with one of the most notorious war criminals. Adolf Eichman was abducted by the Israeli secret agents in Argentina in a covert operation and subsequently taken to Israel, where he stood trial for crimes against humanity. Here is the story of how photography was used to identify him.
Khe Sanh, 1968. For war critics and news correspondents, it was a miniature microcosm for the War in Vietnam itself: 6,000 US Marines forced to defend an isolated untenable location that the top brass believed to be indispensable, only to abandon it after hundreds of Americans were sacrificed in its defense. A young photographer took these harrowing images of the battle and he didn’t live to see them published.