Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Greatest War Photographs. Images 00 - 05

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Joe Rosenthal

Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945. The Pacific island was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Time Life

A Jubilant American sailer celebrates the U.S. victory over Japan by sharing a passionate kiss with a nurse in Ney York's Times Square, August 14, 1945. Thousands of people took to the streets of New York to salute the end of World War II.

Eddie Adams, The Associated Press

World Press Photo of the Year: 1968
Saigon, South Vietnam, 1 February 1968. South Vietnam national police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a suspected Viet Cong member.
About the image: Drawn by gunfire, Adams watched South Vietnamese soldiers bring a Viet Cong captive to a street corner, where he assumed he would be interrogated. Instead, Loan strode up, wordlessly drew a pistol and executed him. Years later, Adams found himself so defined and haunted by the picture that he wouldn't display it in his studio.

Robert Capa, Magnum Photos

A U.S soldier struggles ashore under heavy German Fire during the first wave of the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast of France, June 6, 1944.

Larry Burrows, Time Life

Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie reaches out to a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight to control Hill 484 south of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam in 1966.

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