- Sep 2012
My Lai was a heinous, brutal act which was even more reprehensible than a 'War Crime '. It was done in cold blood. If one can access the colour photographs in ' Life ' magazine, which appeared soon thereafter, and which I can never forget, it will be noted that even the victims were startled to see the soldiers opening fire on them. I remember a young girl about 12-13 years old, holding in her arms an infant about 2 years old, probably her brother, looking surprised and curious respectively at the soldiers. In the next photo they are seen lying on the road like broken dolls.