Press Photograph (1943)
Paratroopers: Rip-Cord is Pulled
30th May 1943
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
9 x 7 ins / 23 x 18 cms
Press caption label and date stamp
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Image has been prepared for publication. Editors chinagraph cropmarks to front.
Label to reverse reads: 85426 - Rip-cord is pulled: Has he judged the exact moment to free the parachute from its packing? The blood rushes to his head as he hurtles through the air. Now he is overcome by a feeling of complete helplessness.