In Living Color

A series of black and white photographs of the Vietnam War have been expertly colorized for the first time.

The images show US riflemen charging toward Viet Cong positions while holding machine guns, wounded US Paratroopers being helped to a medical evacuation helicopter and US Army helicopters providing support for ground troops.

Other striking shots show women and children taking cover in a muddy canal from intense Viet Cong fire, US Army helicopters pouring machine-gun fire into a tree line and a US machine gunner peering from the brush of an overgrown rubber plantation during a half-hour fire fight.

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5 Responses to In Living Color

  1. orlin sellers says:

    And we’ve learnt nothing.

    • bogsidebunny says:

      NOPE and humans never will, orlin

      Half a league, half a league,
      Half a league onward,
      All in the valley of Death
      Rode the six hundred.
      “Forward, the Light Brigade!
      Charge for the guns!” he said.
      Into the valley of Death
      Rode the six hundred.

  2. rayvet says:

    The look on those poor kids faces (in the water ditch) is so sad. I couldn’t imagine being that young having to worry about those things. Guess it was the same way in Europe during WW2 also. Glad I’ve never had to experience it. On a lighter note, I think the black and whites are more dramatic than the color. Makes me think of a country song I like (can’t remember who sings it) where he’s talking about the depression and he says if it looks bad in black and white, you should have seen/lived it in color.

  3. parascribe says:

    Reminds me of a song by, I think, carbon leaf. The war was in color.

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