Iconic Vietnam Images Colorized

By | September 29, 2021

Unless you fought in a war, the horrible brutality remains an incomprehensible notion. Only in the face of such horrors can one truly understand the fear, pain, and suffering that occurs on all sides.

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Soldiers come to the aid of their wounded comrades (Art Greenspon/ap)

Thanks to intrepid war reporters and photographers, the truth of the Vietnam War’s atrocities was shared through incredibly vivid and disturbing photos. Many of these photos helped turn public sentiment against the war, helping America extricate itself from a war not worth waging. These are the black and white photos of Vietnam brought to life.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning photo speaks volumes. (Eddie Adams/ap)

Eddie Adams: The Execution Of Nguyen Van Lem

This photo exemplifies the callous treatment of life during Vietnam on both sides. In it, South Vietnamese police chief Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes Nguyen Van Lem who was alleged to have killed a colonel along with eight members of his family.