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Viet Cong Execution by Eddie Adams

South Vietnamese National Police Chief Brig Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a single pistol shot in the head in Saigon, Vietnam Carrying a pistol and wearing civilian clothes, the Viet cong guerrilla was captured near Quang Pagoda, identified as an officer and taken to the police chief. Feb. 1st, 1968. Vietnam was divided into the communist-ruled North, and the South, supported by the US after Ho Chi Minh ended French colonial rule in 1954. The Vietnam War ended with Paris peacetalks on Jan. 23, 1973. South Vietnam declared unconditional surrender to the Viet Cong on April 30, 1975, ending 30 years of war. AP Photo/Eddie Adams If you want to read some of the 'Icons of Photography' features here is the link http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/features/ICONS_features_297553.html

Viet Cong Execution by Eddie Adams
Amateur Photographer, Jul 5, 2011