These are amazing, they look like scenes from a movie yet they are very real...

A Vietnam War veteran has released incredible night-time photographs he took of American troops opening fire on a Viet Cong sniper who had been firing on a U.S. Army camp.  
For more than four decades, photographer James Speed Hensinger kept these incredible photographs to himself, not releasing them to the public until now.  
Hensinger was just a 22-year-old paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in April 1970 when a Viet Cong sniper began spraying automatic rifle fire on Hensinger's base in Phu Tai, near the coastal city of Da Nang. 

Hensinger's spectacular photos capture the streaming automatic weapons fire and corresponding explosions where the sniper was hiding out.  
Each red line represents a tracer round that was fired from an M60 machine gun set up in the towers guarding the camp. The red lines show only one quarter of the machine gun rounds fired during the gun battle. 
The M42 was equipped with a pair of 40mm Bofors auto-cannons, and a .50-caliber machine gun. Both weapons can be seen firing white tracers into the hills.  
Hensinger says: 'We sent out patrols during the day, and found a blood trail one morning. Otherwise, we never found him.  
'The rocks on the slope were as big as Volkswagens. It took a very stupid officer to put a pin in the map and say, "Build it here."'

Self-portrait: Hensinger

More pictures here


Gregoryno6 said…
War of The Worlds!
stu said…
Ha! Yes.

My first thought when I saw them was they were stills from an old sci fi film