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The Berlin Wall in the cold war and now - interactive

The Berlin Wall in the cold war and now - interactive | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November. The wall split the city from 1961 to 1989 and became the iconic symbol of the cold war. Sean Gallup has photographed locations around Berlin today to match with archive images of when the city was divided
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I have scooped posts about war photography before. This perhaps doesn't qualify as war photography but it is very interesting indeed. My wife said "it looks healed".  

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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Charlie Houghey was drafted into the US Army in October of 1967. He was 24, and had been in college in Michigan before running out of money and quitting school to work in a sheet metal factory.
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I have a morbid fascination with war photography. I'm not sure why. Robert Capa's images are mind blowing. And I'm sure most people have seen Nick Ut's photograph of Kim Phuc as she runs naked & burning down a country road. I have photograhy books with images from places like Phnom Penh (when the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975) and Changi POW camp in Singapore (shot in secret by an Australian soldier).

 

Charlie Houghey's images of Vietnam are both moving and haunting. I cannot even begin to imagine what people went through in times like those. Nor do I want to. Having two grandfathers who served in WWII, I think it is important that we always remember those that were involved in events like these.

 

Lest we forget.

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