2001 | Photomontage | Signed by Thomas Dellert-Dellacroix & Agnieszka Dellert-Dellfina
Artist and actor Thomas Dellert-Dellacroix as an American Gi in the Vietnam war and artist and actress Agnieszka Dellert-Dellfina as a Viet Cong woman during the war in Vietnam.
The use of torture is a common practice in all wars, and probably the worst.
This American Marine is going to shoot his victime in her head after first holding her head under water in a ceramic barrel, but "play" first with her smilingly. The term "Like shooting on sitting ducks" was used to describe how easy it was to kill civilians.
US soldiers killed far more civilians during the Vietnam war than was previously thought, according to a survey of declassified army documents.
The 9,000-page collection of files was assembled by a Pentagon task force in the early 1970s ? which proved that atrocities by US forces had gone far beyond what public records had shown.
The crimes committed also went largely unpunished, Among the events substantiated by the records were seven massacres in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971 in which at least 137 civilians died.
The files do not include the notorious 1968 massacre of about 500 civilians at My Lai village.
There were 78 other attacks on non-combatants in which at least 57 people were killed, 56 wounded and 15 sexually assaulted.
In total, 320 incidents of abuse by US soldiers are substantiated, the paper said.
"Abuses were not confined to a few rogue units".