Philip Jones Griffiths

<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. Since ancient times, the shield has presented a challenge to military designs --- how to see the enemy without sacrificing protection. The latest development is one made of Plexiglas. Unfortunately, it affords a dimmed visibility after repeated blows. 1973</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. This soldier was facing a hostile crowd of youngsters and, for a moment, his expression revealed his disdain. 1972</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. 1973. The incongruities of daily life in the urban war zone. For years, the people of Northern Ireland lived in a strange and strained symbiosis with the occupying British army.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GB. NORTHERN IRELAND. The British occupation has denied many their childhood. 1973</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>IRELAND. Belfast. 1972. Some owners trained their dogs to be aggressive towards soldiers.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>IRELAND. Belfast. 1972. Kids spraying soldiers.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>1963. Paris, France.Portrait of George Harrison of the Beatles when they were still performing in small theaters and cellars.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>ENGLAND. 1961.The Beatles' early days. John Lennon and Paul McCartney with guitars.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>VIETNAM. Hue. Refugees flee across a damaged bridge. Marines intended to carry their counterattack from the southern side, right into the citadel of the city. Despite many guards, the Vietcong were able to swim underwater and blow up the bridge, using skin-diving equipment from the Marines.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>VIETNAM. Hue. US Marines inside the Citadel rescue the body of a dead Marine during the Tet Offensive. 1968</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>The battles for Saigon. At Tet and again in Mai, the vietcong struck Saigon. They aimed for the middle-class districts which were duly destroyed by United States firepower. Looting was extensive, so people fled with everything they could carry.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GRENADA. Grenadians for generations had welcomed the only foreigners they encountered - tourists - so U.S. forces had the rare experience of being surrounded by polite and friendly locals. For many Americans, the Grenada invasion was seen as a morale booster after the defeat in Vietnam. 1983</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GRENADA. Grenada posed no military threat and had no resources worth plundering, but if the government's social programs had succeeded it could have become an intolerable example to other countries in the region. 1983</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GRENADA. 1983.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>GRENADA. 1983.</i></p>
<p><b>Philip Jones Griffiths</b>, <i>VIETNAM. Xuan Loc. The strategic town of Xuan Loc where the last battle of the Vietnam War took place when South Vietnamese soldiers made their last stand in 1975. As the US General Weyand declared, "If Xuan Loc is lost, then Saigon is lost." He was correct.</i></p>
1936 , d. 2008

Magnum photographer, covered everything from the Beatles to Northern Ireland, Vietnam and the Tet Offensive to Grenada.


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