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Encyclopedia > Charles Chellapah

Charles Chellapah (born 1939, died February 14, 1966) was a Singaporian photojournalist of Indian origin who was killed on-assignment during the vietnam War. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Malay: Onward, Singapore) Anthem: Majulah Singapura Capital (and largest city) Singapore1 English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil Government Parliamentary republic  - President Sellapan Ramanathan  - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Independence    - Unilateral declaration (from the UK) August 31, 1963   - Officially from UK (as a state of Malaysia) September 16, 1963   - from Malaysia August... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Biography

Chellapah (also known as Canagaratnam Chellappah) was born in Indonesia. Unable to find a job as a photojournalist he emigrated to Singapore. Stringing for the now defunct Malay Times Chellapah worked for two years in Jesselton, Borneo before arrived in Saigon on jan 21, 1966. Freelancing for the Associated Press, he went to a place American GIs called Hell's Half Acre. Some 25 miles north of Saigon, it was a densely jungled rubber plantation honey-combed with Viet Cong Tunnels and overrun by snipers. His dramatic close-up images of casualties and combat prompted AP photo editor Horst Faas to warn Chellappah to be more cautious and take fewer chances. On Valentine's Day, 1966, Chellapah was killed in a landmine blast while attempting to rescue soldiers hurt from a mine blast. Borneo (left) and Sulawesi. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam, located near the delta of the Mekong River. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... A Viet Cong soldier, heavily guarded, awaits interrogation following capture in the attacks on Saigon during the festive Tet holiday period of 1968. ... Horst Faas (born 27 April 1933 in Berlin, Germany) is a photo-journalist and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for photography who is best-known for his images of the Vietnam War. ...


References

  • Eastpix's coverage about Singaporean photographers killed in Vietnam war

 
 

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