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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.

Story behind a photo: Iwo Jima comes to life

they shot movie about the background of a historic photo

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Fotó: Joseph John Rosenthal/AP

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.