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Air Raid, Hankow

Artist:
Robert Capa (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1913–1954 Thai Binh)
Date:
1938
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornell Capa, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.747.6
Rights and Reproduction:
Photograph by Robert Capa © Cornell Capa / Magnum
Not on view
Cornell Capa

"In honor of Emperor Hirohito's thirty-seventh birthday, Japanese generals sent fifty planes to bomb Hankow. The planes were met by twenty-three Chinese planes. For an hour, a fierce battle ensued. In the photographs we see people first with expressions of fear, followed by curiosity, then joy and pride as the Chinse gun down Japanese planes."
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