Spanish Newspaper Challenges Authenticity of Iconic Capa Photo

Manley, Brendan
January 2010
Military History;Jan2010, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p12
The article reports on the challenge of Spanish newspaper "El Periodico" to Robert Capa to prove the authenticity of his falling soldier photo. The photo depicts a soldier falling to his death on a hillside after being shot. The newspaper said that after a careful study of the landscape in the photo taken by Capa, they concluded that it was not taken at Cerro Muriano in Andalusia, as claimed by Capa. Experts backed the newspaper and added that it would be impossible for Capa to have encountered any combat as troops were 15 miles distant at the time.


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