Originally Posted by lamefrog
I believe the reference could be to A.D Coleman's series of blog posts that (convincingly imho) "debunk the myth of Robert Capa’s “melted” D-Day negatives ". The entire series is here
I just did a google search and this RFF thread popped up:
Thanks for that. I'd seen the Coleman accusation before and thought it was BS. So a roll of film went missing, who cares? So film got damaged or lied about or whatever, who cares?
Capa was on on Omaha beach, June 6, 1944, with a camera, not a rifle. He came home with 11 images and made the story on deadline. By that virtue alone, he could have said anything and I still would think he's one of the bravest people to ever hold a camera. Calling him a chicken**** does no justice and is just an inflammatory comment.
Combat is absolutely horrific and anyone who has smelled a moment of it knows that. It is unnatural and the very definition of evil way beyond any religious notion of the word.
If Capa wanted out, good for him. He got his shots of the third or fourth worst ever day in modern combat history.
Give him some credit, folks.
If I had the ability to leave Fallujah before the Push began, I absolutely would have.
There should be no judgment, no armchair tactician saying what Capa nor any other conflict photographer should have done.
Y'all want those shots? Go take them yourselves, otherwise shut up and enjoy the fact you have the ability to see them, the means to do so and the freedom to complain about them as well.