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Last soldier of WW2 died 70 years ago this day

Robert Capa's important last fallen soldier thoughts

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US soldier killed by a German sniper on the balcony of a house in Leipzig on April 18, 1945. - Photo by Robert Capa

Photo by Robert Capa

We don’t know it for sure if he was really the last soldier to die in the second world war even on the Allied side. It can easily be possible this is not the truth. Robert Capa however photographed his death as last and thus he is remembered to be the last allied soldier to die in the war. What makes this all most important is how Capa thinks about him in his only partially fictional autobiography.

Only Robert Capa radio recording found

not only his contemporaries know how he spoke English

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Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Life

On the hundredth anniversary of his birth the only voice recording of Robert Capa was found. It is just as interesting how he speaks as what he speaks about. He talks about his book and it’s critics, the making of the legendary death of the loyalist soldier photo, works on the Russian journal and the myth he managed to build up around himself.