Tuesday 26 March 2013

Vietnam : A Soldier's Eye View

If you have any interest in the Vietnam War then you absolutely must check out these rediscovered pictures from Vietnam. Charlie Haughey was drafted into the US Army in October of 1967 when he was just twenty four. After 63 days in Vietnam, he was made a photographer, and shot thousands of photographs between March 1968 and May 1969 for the Army and US newspapers. When his tour ended he took the negatives home and tried to put the war behind him. Now 45 years later this body of work is being digitised and made available in a special exhibition. Some of this evocative and intimate collection is now available to view on Facebook and Flickr and is well worth visiting if you are interested in this conflict.

© Charlie Haughey
© Charlie Haughey


  1. If you're interested in Vietnam you should check out "Chickenhawk" by Robert Mason

    1. Absolutely - 'nother vote for Chickenhawk here. Also "Dispatches" by Michael Herr - even better......

      Fantastic pictures though....

  2. Thanks for the heads up Lee. I have passed the link on to a friend of mine who is REALLY interested in this conflict.
    And Ferb is right "Chicken Hawk" is an excellent read.

  3. Great discovery, Lee. Thanks for sharing


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