Nine-year-old Kim Phuc, centre, runs with her brothers and cousins, followed by South Vietnamese forces, down Route 1 near Trang Bang after a South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on its own troops and civilians. Photograph: Nick Ut/AP Photo

In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam war, her burns aren’t visible – only her agony as she runs wailing toward the came(...)

Aylan Kurdi, with his brother Galip, who both died trying to reach Europe: Aylan ‘deserves a public campaign to bring more of his fellow Syrians, and other refugees here’.

The picture of the little Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, who washed up on a beach in Turkey is utterly distressing. Clad in shorts and T-shirt, his little b(...)

“Napalm, son – nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” In a quote from the Vietnam war movie Apocalyps(...)