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In Pictures: Robert Capa

Robert Capa, regarded as the greatest war photographer in the world, captured many of World War II’s defining images
© ROBERT CAPA © INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY/MAGNUM PHOTOS X4, GETTY X2

MIRAGE OF HOPE

An American soldier at the Battle of El Guettar, Tunisia. It was the US’s first decisive victory over the Nazis

AT A GLANCE

Robert Capa, born Endre Friedmann in 1913, was a Hungarian Jewish photographer. After moving to Paris to escape persecution, he found work covering the Spanish Civil War. He also photographed WWII, and is pictured on the right on D-Day. Though Capa once claimed that he was “finished with war”, he conflict and the First Indochina War. He died in Vietnam aged 40, after stepping on a land mine.

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About History Revealed

When news broke a couple of years back that the body of Richard III had been discovered under a car park in Leicester, hope sprang afresh that the truth about this most divisive of kings would finally be put to rest. But while the find offered many clues, we have much fact yet to separate from fiction. Who was the real Richard? Was he a murderous usurper, or has his reputation been tarnished in a classic case of the victors writing history? We get to the heart of the matter from page 30.