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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.
The Myanmar controversy echoes earlier ones, including when Facebook's explicit images policy led the company to censor posts of an iconic Vietnam War photograph of a naked girl burned by napalm.
But curtain calls are joyful and cheerful, and this song was like napalm sprayed over the audience.
Officials also congratulated themselves for conducting a more humane form of warfare, since soaking the enemy with water was surely better than dumping napalm.
In 1945, the then 12-year old Yoko and her family survived the devastating American deluge of napalm and other incendiary bombs that flattened 16-square miles of Tokyo and claimed more than 80,000 lives.
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