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The Most Famous D-Day Photograph

Discussion in 'War44 General Forums' started by Dave War44, Nov 20, 2007.

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  1. Dave War44

    Dave War44 Member

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    That is a very impressive picture. Look at it long enough and it seems to come alive. You can almost hear the rounds zooming overhead.
     
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    Now I dont want to by any means belittle the jobs of the soldiers, but being a War Reporter I think has got to be one of the hardest roles to play on the battle field right?

    I cant imagine trying to ignore the surrounding blaze of firing to get the perfect angle for a picture:cry:
     
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    Hey, what about the pics taken at Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. What do you think about it? It is one of the most enduring images of WWII.

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    Agree Indiescribe, the picture of the flag been raised on Iwo Jima is renowned world wide for the taking of this Island, Dave's picture is renowned for D-Day, two great pictures .. :thumb:
     
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    Yes I would say that the Mount Suribachi pic is certainly iconic. And I believe is also now a statue in Washington ?
     
  7. Dave War44

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    That photo always reminds me of Ira Hayes and the song by Peter LaFarge, The Ballad of Ira Hayes.

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    From The Ballad of Ira Hayes
     

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