Thursday, 29 May 2014

Historical Photos - Deeper Analysis

There are a lot of loaded photos that I see .. that perhaps only someone who has the knowledge of that history and the issues around that event may see...

This one for starters...

From one of my favourite Twitter accounts I follow - History in Pictures @HistoryInPics:

Operation Babylift: In 1975, over 3300 Vietnamese orphans were evacuated and transported by airplanes to the US. pic.twitter.com/GsNqSsn7lt

 
That they needed to be sent away.
 
That their whanau were killed.
 
That they were probably flown in American planes.
 
That their parents were probably killed by American planes.
 
That this, then that...
 
A beautiful, yet saddening image.