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Khmer Rouge Tank

Khmer Rouge Tank
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-01
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer 28mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ARMED FORCES/MILITARY SCENES [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-23 7:38
Viewed: 5478
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A rusting tank from the turbulent years of the 20 year civil war in Cambodia (1975-1995). Taken at the War museum on #6 road near Siem Reap.
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Hello Chris,
Interesting documentary, my friend!
Like most of your pictures this one also carry a lot of information... An expert would right away tell me the country of origin here, but I have to guess... Chinese?
Pablo -

Painful and bad period in that country
The same leaders are still active there
Thanks for showing and remembering that time
Half of the Cambodia people were killed in 3 years 8 month and 21 days
Total 3 million innocent people!!!

a reminder of what man will do to each other for believes...greed...
it has happen before...it is still happening...it WILL happen again, a sad truth

thanks for the reminder chris :)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-04-23 10:44]

Hi Chris,
This is chilling, considering what happened. I wish they would simpley throw these things away, without displaying them. I have a couple of co-workers who escaped from Cambodia during the height of the "killing fields" era and their tales are unbelievable.

Well... It change from your paradise views! I like it! Here it's time of peace till mush more time. I never know war. I don't feel the obligation too... Ok i saw it in other country.
You probably guess how i hate Bush, Hussein, Laden and company... In fact... any one who make innocents die for money interest. I don't believe them at all when they say it's for protection and peace in the world or for religion... Yeah shure! It's only power and corruption.
That's a think i would like to see one day... I rusted tank or misile with a note.... It was for the innocent who die in the name of petrol and money. One day perhaps... Excellent shot!

Hi Chris,

A very nice photo with strong emotional effect!
It reminds us what war can do...
Excellent POV and colours!
Well done on the composition!


Cool picture. Great framing and very neat subject. I thought it would look cool black and white but after playing with it I think color is probably better. Very cool shot still.

You have captured very well this relic from the dark days of the war. Nice documentary shot!

Hi Chris,
This is a great shot. I just thought converting it to B&W would make it more effective. So I did some work on it and hope you like the result. Please tell me what you think of it.

War leftovers, wish they were reminders to never do it again! I would never want to be in a tank, to me it is a prison on wheels, waiting for death...... sad,,,,,, Iam surprised no one has stripped it yet. At the musuem in Laos, locals with cutting torches were stealing pieces as I watched, and an american bomber was only the bottom shell. cambodia seems like it would do the same!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-09-09 20:31]

Hi Chris, A stark reminder of the war not so long ago. Good perspective to view this metal beast of battle. Murray.

Guerra sanguinaria, ma il voler evitare l'abbandono delle campagne era attuale.
il rusting tank il una assolata foresta sub tropicale .
Un museo estenmporaneo.
Foto preziosa e particolarmente interessante .

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