The Story Of The Napalm Girl

The picture above depicts soldiers walking behind terrified children, including a naked nine-year-old girl named Phan Thi Kim Phuc, running down a country road after a napalm attack on their village. This is a famous war photograph, taken by Nick Ut, that depicts the horrors of the Vietnam War and unveils them to the world.

The terrified girl in the photograph had to rip off her clothes after much napalm fell on her. She kept on running and yelling “Nóng quá, Nóng quá” (“too hot, too hot”) and when she got to the safety camp of the South Vietnamese Soldiers, she passed out.

The photograph won the Pulitzer Prize a year later and was chosen as the ‘World Press Photo of the Year.