35 results found for: Ashcraft, Barr G

Gallery view

1973 Dec. 25

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Teenage ARVN trooper running through the jungle

Cambodia - Soldier holding rifle runs through the jungle, sunlight glaring through the foliage. Photograph is mounted with label explaining: "Tense with adrenaline pumping, seventeen-year-old ARVN [Army of the Republic of Vietnam] trooper, backlighted by setting sun through the dense jungle, runs toward machine gun and his death a few seconds after this photo captured his last race...."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Sitting ducks in a chopper

Vietnam - Two soldiers look out from a helicopter with machine guns ready to fire. Photograph is mounted with label giving the title "Sitting duck" and describing the scene: "Anxious and tense at 500 feet the chopper dances above the treetops in search of enemy Viet Cong concentrations... over 1700 aircraft were long during America's longest war of 17 years."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Two ARVN troops drag Viet Cong corpse

Vietnam - Two soldiers drag a corpse along the ground. Photograph is mounted with label that explains: "Victorious today...but what about tomorrow? Two government ARVN [Army of the Republic of Vietnam] troops drag a dead Viet Cong to the roadside for a body count and a show and threat of power."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1975 Dec.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Child lying dead in war

Vietnam - Body of older child or young teenager lies face up on ground, badly destroyed. Label for a mounted version of the photograph observes: "The flower of youth snuffed out with a flash and an explosion. An artillery round reduces this fourteen-year-old to a tangle of twisted limbs and oozing protoplasm. By end of war the fighting was increasingly done by available manpower, the young...."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1972

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Wooden boat transporting body

Southeast Asia - Young man or older child lying on his back in the bottom of a narrow wooden boat, apparently wounded, being transported down the river. Men sit in the bow and stern, and a soldier is shoulder-deep in the water beside them. In Vietnam or Cambodia.

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1975 Jan.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Cambodian army of rebels riding elephants

Vietnam - Soldiers ride atop elephants walking in a line. Photograph mounted with label explaining: "Ragtag Cambodian army of rebels commandeer elephants and their mahut (trainer) to carry them to the front for fight with hated Vietnamese. Elephants made easy targets for the big guns as well as small arms fire of the better trained Viet Cong. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. No elephants survived although... more

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1972 Aug.

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Soldier passing a water-filled crater

Ti?n Giang (Vietnam) - A solider, in helmet and carrying a weapon, standing or walking by a large crater in the earth that is filled with water. His reflection is visible in the water. Photo is mounted with a label that notes it was taken in Cai Lay, South Vietnam: "The huge hole in the 'face' of the land is said to have been the result of a B-52 strike during recent fighting."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

ARVN soldiers taking cover

Vietnam - Several soldiers crouch in a ditch in the foreground while others run toward it, clutching their military rifles, against a backdrop dense trees. Photograph is mounted with a label describing the action: "Taking cover. As Viet Cong open up on us from treeline in the distance when we approach the ARVN [Army of the Republic of Vietnam] and the photographer prepare to run for cover."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1974

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Boy soldiers

Vietnam - Boy soldiers lined up alongside a line of military rifles, some smiling, some looking uncertain. Photograph is mounted, with label commenting: "As the war progressed the soldiers got younger, this one a cherubic-faced thirteen-year-old."

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection

1972

Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005

Toy seller

Southeast Asia - Woman wearing conical hat sits with her streetside display of toys for sale, mostly plastic ones. The toys include a soldier in a brightly colored plastic military tank. In Vietnam or Cambodia.

Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection