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The Vietnam War (American War) in Photos


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Prisoners and Corpses, Vietnam War
This gruesome photo shows how inured to death both sides became during the Vietnam War.

North Vietnamese POWs under questioning, surrounded by corpses. Vietnam War, 1967.

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Obviously, North Vietnamese combatants and suspected collaborators were taken prisoner by the South Vietnamese and US forces, as well. Here, a Vietnamese POW is questioned, surrounded by corpses.

There are well-documented cases of abuse and torture of American and South Vietnamese POWs. However, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong POWs also made credible claims of mistreatment in South Vietnamese prisons, as well.

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