On 8th May in 1945. the 2nd World War ended. This day is celebrated ever since then as the Victory In Europe – VE Day. The commemoration speech of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a good occasion to emember work of war photographers, as they have a great contribution to how we remember evennts of history.
President Nixon had to resign after a corruption scandal and he motioned out his official photographer not to photograph the TV broadcast of his speech.
History enthusiasts reenacted again the Battle of Tapiobicske and Hungarian forces won the fierce battle once again. Just like I wrote about it a few years ago, this battle reenactment is full of interesting scenes this year again.
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.
The Battle of the Bulge was seventy years ago in this period of the year. CNN now remembers the anniversary with the pictures of the world famous Hungarian war photographer Robert Capa.
The images of the first photographer landing in Normandy are still a legend despite (or rather because) most of them got destroyed and even the few rescued are ruined. Read how the most famous war photographer remembers the D-Day landing.
In Thai Binh located in Indochina, the world famous war photographer who died as Robert Capa on this day in 1954 was originally born in Budapest named Endre Erno Friedmann. This here is his last photo taken before he stepped on a mine and died.
On 4th April in 1949. after long drawn fights the Hungarian trops managed to get through river Tápió and defeat the soldiers of the Habsburg house then take back the village of the Hungarian populated Tápióbicske.
When I write this post TV airs again the movie about the background of one of the most memorable photos of the history (not only military history) of the US. The title is none other than Flag of our Fathers. The battle at Iwo Jima on the Pacific war scenes of World War II shot with the eye of the special director Clint Eastwood.