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Photographer Horst Faas – a career in pictures

Pulitzer prize-winning photographer was famous for his Vietnam war images
Ben Peckett
Ben Peckett • 2 years ago

Horst Faas – March 1965: Hovering US army helicopters fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border

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