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In 2016, the company was criticized for censoring a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young girl running naked after a napalm attack during the Vietnam War.
One was of a nine-year-old girl running naked, and in terror, away from a napalm strike.
Several Facebook accounts even likened the shot to the famous photo of a naked girl, screaming and running from a village during a napalm attack in the Vietnam War, which acted as a tipping point of U.S. public opinion and a call to protest.
The company also made an unpopular decision in 2016 to block a Norwegian newspaper editor from posting an iconic Vietnam War photo of a terrified, naked child fleeing her village after a vicious napalm attack.
Ward and Burns reproduce now-famous images like Eddie Adams’s picture of a Vietcong prisoner being shot in the head at close range and Nick Ut’s shot of a naked Vietnamese girl fleeing a napalm raid.
Strong winds and clouds in part forced General Curtis LeMay to change tactics by taking his B-29s to lower elevations and dropping incendiary rather than general-purpose bombs, thereby setting Tokyo afire with napalm.
One of the most enduring is Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 image of naked and burned nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc fleeing a napalm attack in Trảng Bàng (less than 10 miles from where Tròn was shot).
What remained looked like the hillsides of Vietnam after a napalm strike, ghostly gray moonscapes devoid of life.
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First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
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