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DBQ The uniqueness of Vietnam can be broken down into three categories the brutality of the war the inaccuracy of the photo-journalistic coverage of the fighting and the wars length There is no doubt about the brutality of the Vietnam War but even before the Americans entered the war there was uprising in Vietnam An example of this uprising was brought to the worlds attention when Malcolm Brown in 1963 took a picture of a burning monk taken in front of Ankwong Pagada Thich Quang a monk committed suicide by dousing himself with gasoline and setting himself on fire in order to protest against the Catholic government of Diem which was prosecuting Buddhist monks In 1967 Tim Page took a picture called Carnage This picture showed the brutality of the war by letting people know what a Vietnamese booby trap can do to a group of grunts In this picture a person had tripped a wire after reading a sign that stated Any Americans who read this will die triggering a bouncing betty to spring up and zap anyone in sight As a result 19 were killed 31 wounded in a matter of seconds By the time medi vac came in there was a smell of death in the air and bodies everywhere How can we forget about arguably the most famous picture in Vietnam The Napalm Girl taken by Huynh Cong Ut in 1972 This is a photo of naked girl named Kim Phuc tore her own clothes off and come running out of a burning village screaming Nong qua Nong qua Too hot Too hot after a Skyraider dove in and let go a napalm bomb that exploded near a Dai Temple in Trang Bang Unfortunately for Kim and the other villagers the bomb was dropped on the wrong side of the village missing the targeted Vietcong and NV troops My Lai Massacre Though the 2nd Indochina war was unique in that
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