100 Rare Historical Photos That You Never Saw Before

#12 – Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams | Saigon Execution | 1968

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams was on the streets of Saigon on the 1st February 1968 photographing the devastation of the war.

Eddie Adams | Saigon execution | 1968
Eddie Adams | Saigon execution | 1968

Believing he was witnessing a routine execution of a prisoner. He looked through the viewfinder of his camera, to capture the scene. But what he captured was the casual assassination of the prisoner.

This iconic photo became one of the most powerful images of the Vietnam War. It helped fuel the anti-war movement and end US involvement in the war because it brought to life in a horrific visual, the magnitude of the violence occurring.

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