Vietnam’s Napalm Attack

Vietnam’s Napalm Attack (750 x 613)Image Source: FlickrFor years together so far, and for many years to come, the nine year old girl will remain frozen in the frame, midway through her run as she cried out saying Too hot! Too hot! The young girl will be frozen in the frame, seen running away from her village in Vietnam, burning from the yoke of a Napalm attack. Years ago, sticky blobs of hot napalm had burned her clothes and skin, and she was forced to run naked to escape the horror of the Vietnam War about 40 years ago.A photographer from the Associated Press, Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut shot the iconic image at that very moment.The image is a reminiscence of a time in history when man’s depravity came to fore in war. The use of napalm in war was nothing short of a disastrous human rights violation. The photograph was shot in 1972, smack centre of the Vietnam War. A group of civilians began to flee from their village when a bunch of planes flying overhead mistook them for soldiers, and bombed them with napalm. Their clothes were burned off, and temperatures soared. Many of the journalists ran to help the fleeing masses from the village and helped save their lives. A year later, in 1973, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.

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