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.
170 years aggo on April 4th. in 1849. Hungarian soldiers defeated advancing Austrian forces at villagge Tapiobicske.
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.
169 years after the real Battle of Tapiobicske history enthusiasts reenacted the famous event with great joy. Hundreds of school children witnessed the unique history lesson and they enjoyed it almost as much as the people participating dressed as Austrian or Hungarian soldiers.
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.
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.