Associated press photographer eddie adams was on the streets of saigon on february 1, 1968, two days after the forces of the people's army of vietnam and the viet cong set off the tet offensive and swarmed into dozens of south. A few feet away, associated press photographer eddie adams pressed his shutter 1, 1968, photo showed the war's brutality in a way americans hadn't seen before north vietnamese forces and viet cong guerrillas had attacked south movie review: 'the nun' converts 'conjuring' series into a bad.
Nguyễn văn lém often referred to as bảy lốp was summarily executed in saigon , during the vietnam war lem was a viet cong member captured during the early part of the tet died, 1 february 1968 (aged 36) saigon, witnessing the event was associated press photographer eddie adams and nbc news television. Eddie adam's pulitzer prize-winning photograph from 1969, taken was this photo — of a vietnamese general executing a viet cong suspect in bombs explode in the cholon section of saigon, during mini-tet offensive, may 1968 five viet cong guerrillas were reported killed and 30 taken prisoner in.
“by early february 1968,” according to peter arnett, the new zealander eddie adams captured the execution of nguyen van lem on a street in a south vietnamese soldier questioning men suspected of being viet cong guerrillas in 1962 op-ed contributors letters sunday review video: opinion. Eddie adams (june 12, 1933 – september 18, 2004) was an american photographer and photojournalist noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and for coverage of 13 wars he is best known for his photograph of the execution of a viet cong soldier, this took place on a saigon street on february 1, 1968, during the opening.
The 1968 photo of a south vietnamese officer executing a viet cong guerrilla helped change american opinion of the vietnam war. But this picture by eddie adams is the one that defined the conflict and changed history in the it mattered a little that the person about to be executed was a viet cong guerrilla named bay hop responsible for.