Guerilla War Victim

Guerilla War Victim


Nicholas Tikhomiroff

French, 1927–2016

Guerilla War Victim

1961: What a Year!

December 1961
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 1/4 × 4 3/4 in. (23.5 × 12.1 cm)
Paper: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Gift of Time-Life Books
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil on verso TC: Magnum News Service 12/61 \ Story #1 1961: What a Year! \ #11 in Packet: Guerilla War Victim - Laos Vietnam \ Credit: Nicolas Tikhomiroff \ © 1961 Magnum Photos \ For full caption, see caption sheets with text.

[Caption text: 12/61 11) GUERILLA WAR VICTIM: At year's end the hottest "cold war" \ was that in South Viet Nam, where the Communist-backed Viet Cong guerillas \ waged a war of terror against supporters of the West-backed President Ngo Dinh \ Diem. Here a mourner burns candles on the coffin of a village guard, killed \ by the Viet Cong in a little Catholic settlement near Tay Ninh. \ Credit: Nicolas Tikhomiroff \ © 1961 MAGNUM Photos]
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