Mt. Carmel, near Kobelenz, Germany, on Aprill 11, 1951: General Dwight D. Eisenhower reacts to the shocking news that President Truman had fired General MacArthur from his Far East command. General Eisenhower, Commander, Supreme Allied Powers, Europe (SHAPE) was reviewing French troops in the French sector of Germany. The news had been broadcast at 10:00AM German time. It was about 3.5 hours later that Frankfurt AP burearu chief Dick O'Malley asked Ike if he heard the news about MacArthur. Ike said "No, what happened?" O'Malley said General MacArthur has been fired by President Truman and has been replaced by General Ridgeway. With a look of mixed skepticism, shock and disbelief, Ike looked away from the reporters. Red Grandy, standing in front of the General, snapped his expression at the right moment with his 4x5 Speed Graphic camera with flash. After he recovered his composure, Ike's first words were "Well I'll be darned." The picture was widely hailed as the outstanding news photo of the year.

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