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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.

I know a cheap photographer for you

he will works for really next to nothing

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Photo by Judit Simon

Most photographers will know that familiar sinking feeling of clients bargaining down their fees to a level that it becomes simply not worth working for. Most photographers will also know a colleague who they could pass the work on to, someone who for different reasons is happy to take any job any time, even if it means unashamedly undercutting the market price. It can be difficult to be angry with such a colleague, although often such colleagues are difficult to offend!