Inchon Landings by Bert Hardy, 1951

Picture Post sent Bert Hardy to photograph the Korean War. His photos resulted in the editor losing his job for negatively portraying an ally.

Hiroo Onoda is Found, 1974

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.

East Timor, 1999

Four days before East Timor was to vote for independence, violence erupted between pro-independence supporters and the Aitarak, a much-feared, black-clothed militia sponsored by the Indonesian government to disrupt the vote.

Stalingrad by Emmanuil Evzerikhin, 1942

A picture taken by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin in August 1942, conveyed the devastation of the Battle of Stalingrad by juxtaposing a pastoral statue of children dancing with the city’s bombed-out buildings.

Eichmann identified, 1960

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 by Robert Ellison, 1968

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.