40 Years Later

This coming week will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most recognizable photos of the Vietnam War.  The photo above came to symbolize the brutality of the war because it graphically illustrated the effects of the war on the most innocent of all, children.  The children in the photo are running from their village which had just been hit with napalm from an airstrike.  The naked little girl suffered severe burns because of the napalm.  She would miraculously go onto survive, convert to christianity, and defect to Canada.  Link to story below.

                 Above, the victim on the right, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, now all grown up poses with the photographer of the photo Nick Ut.

Photo of ‘napalm girl” from Vietnam War turns 40


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