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Kim Phuc's Story

On June 8th 1972 Kim Phuc's village in Vietnam was bombed with napalm. The photograph of her running away from the attack remains one of the iconic images of the Vietnam War.

On June 8th 1972 Kim Phuc's village in Vietnam was bombed with napalm. The photograph of her, running burned and crying away from the attack, became one of the iconic images of the Vietnam War. Christopher Wain was one of the journalists who witnessed the attack, and who helped save her. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and is a Made in Manchester production.

(Photo: Vietnamese-Canadian Phan Thi Kim Phuc delivers her speech before her June 8, 1972 Pulitzer-Prize-winning photograph during the Vietnam war, during a lecture meeting in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture on April 13, 2013)
(Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Tue 8 Jun 2010 22:50GMT

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  • Tue 8 Jun 2010 04:50GMT
  • Tue 8 Jun 2010 07:50GMT
  • Tue 8 Jun 2010 10:50GMT
  • Tue 8 Jun 2010 22:50GMT

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