Don McCullin

Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue

About this artwork

Seven photographs by Don McCullin in the ARTIST ROOMS collection were taken in Vietnam in 1968, depicting the prolonged and bloody struggle of the Vietnam War which reached its peak in that year. This was also the time when McCullin produced several of his most iconic images, including 'Shell-Shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue'. This widely publicised photograph depicts an American soldier, clutching onto his rifle in a state of quiet distress amid the carnage of the battle to retake Hue City. This battle is remembered as one of the toughest in the Vietnam War. The soldier's intense expression, staring into the middle distance beyond the camera's lens, shows the deep personal impact of the war on many individuals.

  • title:
    Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue
  • accession number:
    AR01201
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  • materials:
    Gelatin silver print on paper
  • date created:
    1968 (printed 2013)
  • measurements:
    53.50 x 36.00 cm (framed: 76.50 x 57.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Presented by the artist, 2013
  • copyright:
    © Don McCullin
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms

Don McCullin

Don McCullin