Saturday, July 18, 2009


According to a Spanish newspaper, this famous photo was staged:

"Capa photographed his soldier at a location where there was no fighting," wrote Barcelona-based newspaper El Periodico which carried out a study of the photograph taken in September 1936, the third month of the war.

The so-called "falling soldier" photo was not taken near Cerro Muriano in the southern Andalusia region, as has long been claimed, but about 50 kilometres (30 miles) away near the town of Espejo, the newspaper said.

Well what do you know. The message of this photo was always "war is bad", and it turns out to be fake; I guess that means war isn't so bad after all. What a relief!

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