The Digital Journalist
© Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum / VIETNAM at PEACE / Trolley Books
The four men who fired the first shots in the Vietnam War on January 17, 1960: (Left to right) Nguyen Van Thong, Le Van Kinh, Pham Van Giai and Nguyen Van Dung in Dinh Thuy hamlet, north of Mo Cay in the Mekong Delta. Their capture of a Diem military outpost is officially recognized as the start of the war.