Faked,(Photo shopped) possibly, but not probable, staged, how?
There's no reason to suspect that the tube platform shot was anything other than a combianation of patience (5 nights according to the article I read), a few well placed crumbs and of course a large dollop of luck.
The South koreans were also accused of warcrimes and atrocities against Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War. Most senior RoK officers had been trained by the Japanese during WW2 and were also violently anti-communist.South Koreans, not always a great bunch of lads.
"" In August 1950 the cameraman Bert Hardy, working in the Pusan and Taegu areas as the North Korean
advance seemed to be about to overwhelm the South Korean and American forces, stumbled upon a
number of appalling atrocities committed by the South Korean police; large numbers of 'communist sympathizers' were rounded up, driven into the countryside, and summarily shot. Similar scenes were
witnessed by British troops after the fall of Pyongyang later in the year.
At the time, the British government suppressed all reporting of these events, believing it would affect the morale of the troops and have a damaging effect on public opinion at home. Two of Hardy's disturbing pictures show Political Prisoners' awaiting disposal and being driven off into the countryside to their death.""
Not just 'communist sympathisers' , in some cases the SKs are reported to have slaughtered ordinary jailed criminals wholesale because they were perceived as a possible threat if they were released by the advancing North Koreans.
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I posted this a few months back, when it originally came out. There was a link to an accompanying video showing how it was shot, with the cameraman lying on the platform for many days. So it wasn't photoshopped or staged, just a very, very patient and highly skilled cameraman.Sadly I think that will eventually prove either to be a fake or to have been staged.
Some survivor testimony suggests their definition of 'communist sympathiser' included being put on the ration roll for civilian food aid when the North overran your village.Not just 'communist sympathisers' , in some cases the SKs are reported to have slaughtered ordinary jailed criminals wholesale because they were perceived as a possible threat if they were released by the advancing North Koreans.
Probably the only statue to a Brit who served in Vietnam - Ia Drang 1965. Statue is permanently at Fort Benning. The man was a key real character in 'We Were Soldiers Once and Young' - Born in Cornwall, Died helping people get out of one of the Twin Towers on 9/11.View attachment 449910
From here LINKThe picture was on the front cover of the Daily Mirror.
Why a castle?