The person quest behind photo of embracing enemies in Vietnam war

Рубрики: История фото, Фотография, Судьба, Вьетнам Опубликовано: 28-04-2015

Now in his 70s, the former Vietnam News Agency photojournalist still has a clear memory about the photo, which he said was taken in April 1973 at the Long Quang border line in Trieu Trach Commune, Trieu Phong District of the north-central province of Quang Tri. The area was closely watched and guarded by the Vietnamese army in the North and the pro-American South Vietnam during the wartime before 1975. Thanh said he was so moved seeing two enemies, still in their different army uniforms, embrace each other to pose for a photograph that he forgot to note their names after capturing the picture. “It is the image of peace and national concord,” he said. Thanh said he and his colleague, Tran Mai Huong, were “surprised at what was happening” when they were assigned to the Long Quang station. Soldiers of both sides pointed guns towards each other during daytime but the situation was different in the evening, he said.

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