(CNN) – The horrible photo of people huyen from a mortal moment with napalm is convincing in a definitive image not only of the Vietnam War as of the XX century. Humo oscuro ondeando detrás dellos, los rostros de los sujetos jóvenes estin pintados con un mezcla de terror, dolor y confusion. The troops of the 25th Vietnam Air Force Division are now impotent.
The image, which appeared in the footage of the Trang Bang alley on June 8, 1972, captures the trauma and indiscriminate violence of a conflict that erupts, causing many estimates, a million or more of civilian screws. Officially titled “The Terror of War”, the photo is more concise than the 9-year-old girl who appeared in the center naked and gravely labeled “Napalm Nice”.
Nice, identifying one of the entities as Phan Thi Kim Phuc, ultimately sobrevivió to her heridas. It’s thanks, in part, to Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, who added to the list those who are desperate to capture their iconic image. Cincuenta años después de essay fatídica día, la pareja todavía is in regular contact and usa su historia para difundir un mensajje de paz.
“Nunca olvidaré ese momento”, said Phuc in a video from Toronto, where he resides.
The city of France, Trang Bang, less than 45 kilometers north of Saigón (now Ciudad Ho Chi Minh), was completely occupied by communist forces from the north of the country. According to an article in The New York Times, Vietnam’s Surb Haggai has gone through a series of expansive rallies and rebrands. Esa mañana, the air force of the Skyraider aircraft propelled by a propeller to reach the napalm, a substance which causes quadratic gravity and adheres to the targets, over the clearing positions.
Fuc y su familia se habían refugee with other civilians and soldiers from Vietnam del Sur in a Buddhist temple. To fly your planes from high ground, the soldiers start all over again, but they are still there. Tragically, the group is confined to the enema.
“Giré la cabeza y vi los aviones, y vi quatro bomas landed”, said Phuc. “Entonces, de repente, había fuego por todas partes, y mi ropa estaba quemada por el fuego. At the moment I do not know what to do with it, it only burns.
“Todavía recuerdo lo que pensé”, agregó. “Pensé: ‘Dios mío, me quemé, seré fea y la gente me verá de otra manera’. Pero estaba tan aterrorizada”.
It arranges for you to take off your clothes and walk on route 1. The Vietnamese photographer Ut, who is only 21 years old at the moment, establishes a variety of periodicals running from the alley that anticipate more conflicts.
“Vi a Kim’s friend and Ella (cry in Vietnamese) ‘¡You’s very hot! ¡You’s very hot!'”, Said in a video from Los Angeles. “I’m in the middle of nowhere.
Vacations between herit children in your truck and boat within 30 minutes to a nearby hospital. However, the hospital did not have the space, and it tended to fly to Saigón.
“Dije: ‘Si pasa una hora más (sin tratamiento), morirá”, recordó, y aggregó que initials temía que Phuc ya hubiera muerto en su vecículo durante el viaje.
Finally taking care of the medicines that most people take with their fingers and toes that the image of their children is seen periodically from all over the world (also with Vanity Fair in 2015, accurate hospital records como: “Si uno de ellos muere, estarán en problemas”).
The photo shows all the world
From the hospital, Use the Associated Press office in Saigón to reveal photos. Your pictures show a lot of this story in history: a bomb captured in the air passing through a Skyraider, a large black hum subordinate to the Trang Bang sky, a victim being transported in an improvised camel. An image of a small cone of television crews and soldiers from Vietnam del Sur reunidos around Phuc, with the splash of fire and the braces chamuscados by the inflamed gelatin that captures the napalm in a very controversial weapon.
But the photo is just an image that an image can be seen between them.
“When I returned to my office, the (squatting technique) and all who see the photo with the opposite view that it was very strong and that the photo was a Pulitzer’s”.
Tenían razón: Received the Pulitzer Prize for Notice Photography in 1973. Your picture has been updated with the World Press Photo of the Year designation appearing to appear on the doors of more than 20 important stage diaries.
There is no evidence that the affirmative affirmation of “La Niña del Napalm” hastened the final of the Vietnam War, which continued until 1975 and that the communists finally recorded control over the lands liberated by the United States. Tampoco pareció tener a gran impact in public opinion stadounidense, which is surprisingly opposed to the participation of Stados Unidos in the final finesse of the 1960s (the presence of stadounidense military in Vietnam of Sur, split due to , you have to look back completely when you have captured the image). As an embargo, the photo is captured as a symbol of sentiment against the war.
The description of the horrors of napalm fue tan conmovedora that Richard Nixon was privately present as the wind “a solution”. In the robberies of Casa Blanca advertised ten times, the president of the EE.UU. speculation that the image of había no longer escalated, an accusation that ut dijo that the había “inflated a lot”.
Phuc, mentras tanto, pasó 14 meses en hospitale sendo tratada por sus heridas. Dos de primos habían muerto en el bombardeo. But to overcome the image and the image that violates all the world.
“Cuando era niña, estaba muy avergonzada, para ser honesta”, dijo. “No me gustó esa foto para nada. ¿Por qué me tomó la foto? Nunca quise verla”.
Soñaba con ser doctorate, pero the gombern communist of Vietnam rapidly the bag of the medical school to be used in propaganda camps. Ella recounts to the periodicals who travel from place to place to search the story, but with attention.
“Really affect my private life”, he says, and assures that he will only “decapitate”.
“I do not go to school. I do not go to school. Entons, like the room.”
A symbol of expectation
It was only after Canada that Phuc’s political asylum was conceived in 1992 that synthetically inspired him to use his personal tragedy for a greater amplitude. Write a book about your experiences and stabilization Kim Foundation International, a charitable organization that promotes its members. It was named after the voluntary ambassador of the United Nations in 1997 and is widely regarded as the history of life and the power of the curtain.
The passage, ella and Ut, which all of them refer to as “tío”, presents a copy of the photograph of Pope Francis in the Plaza de San Pedro.
“I know at the time that, ‘Wow, this photo has been converted to a regular for me.
“Now you can take a look at the abrasar and abrazarla … This is the degree to which (Ut) pudiera registers the moment of history and registers the horror of the war, which can change the world inside. of which can be given live to Sweden for other people “.
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Pero, ahora con dos hijos, Phuc attributed his fe christiana el haberla ayudado a “seguir adelante”.
“Ahora, 50 years old, is very aggravated and I do not have a victim of war. I have a subconscious and I have the opportunity to work for the paz”.
However, since it is now jubilee, we have created a picture of the conflict. Haciendo refers to the war in Ukraine, saying that discipline is “as important now as it is in Vietnam”. Even though their lecturers are bombarded with images of variations, the accumulative effect can be as effective as the original and iconic images of the periodic generations of the next generation, dijo.
“When I took pictures in Vietnam, they had a lot more lenses and we didn’t have much social media,” he said. “Now, you have a large number of photos, but it is instantaneous, in terms of deciding the world and sampling the world, which is increasingly vigorous.”