photographs from the first Iraq war

This is what we did not see. And these images do not even include the corpses and mutiliations of civilians.

The photographs and the statement which accompanies them are from a new book by war-correspondent Peter Turnley:

This past war and any one looming, have often been treated as something akin to a 'Nintendo game'. This view conveniently obscures the vivid and often grotesque realities apparent to those directly involved in war. As a witness to the results of this past Gulf War, this televised, aerial, and technological version of the conflict is not what I saw and I'd like to present some images that I made that represent a more complete picture of what this conflict looked like.
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Published on March 9, 2003 11:39 AM.

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