Napalm girl – level 2

25-07-2022 07:00

In June 1972, South Vietnamese soldiers in planes made a mistake, and they dropped napalm bombs on a small Vietnamese village.

Afterward, photographer Nick Ut took pictures of burned children as they ran on a road. Some of the children had no clothes because they were burned. A girl’s picture became one of the most memorable pictures of the twentieth century.

Kim Phuc Phan Thi lived in the village, and she was nine years old when the attack happened. Nick took her picture after the attack, and this picture won the Pulitzer Prize. Kim became known as the “Napalm Girl”, and she and Nick remained friends all their lives.

Kim suffered from pain all her life. Her clothes burned onto her skin, and she had scars on her back. Now, after fifty years, she got the last treatment for the scars, and Nick was with her.

Difficult words: napalm (a chemical which burns easily, and it is sometimes in bombs), memorable (something that people easily remember), scar (a mark on the skin after it burns).

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