You probably haven’t seen old war photographs this spectacular

Posted on 20 October 2010 oddy88

Robert Capa, also known as Endre Ernõ Friedmann, was a Hungarian war photographer and journalist that managed to capture the most powerful scenes of wars in photographs. He covered five wars including the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He also captured some World War II scenes. Below you can see black and white photos of exiled Republicans marching on a beach in France, a man carrying a wounded child, crowd listening to political speeches, both young and old soldiers, etc.

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Robert Capa later founded Magnum Photos that became the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers. Other spectacular yet sad black and white war photographs are these photos of the ruined Berlin after WWII.

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Exiled Republicans being marched on the beach from one internment camp, Le Barcarès, France. March 1939.

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Republican officer and Gerda Taro (Capa’s collaborator and lover, who died during the war) , University City, Madrid. February 1937

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Man carrying a wounded boy, Teruel, Spain. December 1937.

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Ernest Hemingway (third from the left), New York Times journalist Herbert Matthews (second from the left) and two Republican soldiers, Teruel, Spain. December 1937

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Dolores Ibárruri (La Pasionaria), Madrid. Late April–early July 1936

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Training of the New People’s Army, Valencia. March 1937

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Crowd at the gate of the morgue after the air raid, Valencia. May 1937

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Young Republican soldier, Brunete, Spain. July 1937

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Republican soldier on a motorcycle, Navacerrada Pass, Segovia front, Spain. Late May–early June 1937

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Gerda Taro and Robert Capa on the terrace of Café du Dôme in Montparnasse, Paris. Early 1936

Via International Center of Photography.

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