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Lost generation: shocking portraits of children who became soldiers ahead of time

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Even if it so happened that you do not remember the name of American photographer Steve McCurry (Steve McCurry), you must have seen his work on several occasions. The most famous of them is a portrait of an Afghan girl who suffered during the war. This picture was taken 30 years ago, but the theme of children and weapons does not cease to be relevant. A series of works called “Child Soldiers” make you take a fresh look at any armed conflict ...


Lost generation: shocking portraits of children who became soldiers ahead of time

Memejo, Burma



Peshawar, Pakistan



Kabul, Afghanistan



Kabul, Afghanistan



Nuristan, Afghanistan



Kabul, Afghanistan



Kandahar, Afghanistan



Bilukuppe, India



Kunar, Afghanistan



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  1. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 16 October 2015 06: 32
    +7
    Everything originates from poverty and hopelessness. There is no way to get a normal education, no work, no opportunity for a decent life ... you can continue. Why is this happening nowadays? There are many reasons, but the main one is the endless interference in the life of small countries by the United States, Britain and other European countries that do not want to get rid of and leave their colonial ambitions in the past. Many peoples suffer because of this ...
    1. Saburov
      Saburov 16 October 2015 07: 04
      +4
      Poverty, lack of work, religious fanaticism is only a consequence, and the reason is illiteracy, that is, lack of education, I recall that in the USSR religious conflicts were eradicated, or minimized by a single all-Union education. Although in many countries, still believe that children should be taken to churches, mosques, synagogues, temples ... instead of taking them to school.
      1. ava09
        ava09 16 October 2015 11: 26
        +3
        You have advanced further in explaining causation, what prevented you from moving closer to the truth? Education, in Russian - WAY to think is very important, but there are also closely related and no less important meanings - MORALITY, for example ...
      2. Aqela
        Aqela 17 October 2015 15: 35
        0
        True observation.
  2. Boris55
    Boris55 16 October 2015 07: 07
    20
    "If the Motherland is in danger, then everyone should go to the front" V. Vysotsky
  3. Kazakh
    Kazakh 16 October 2015 07: 33
    +9
    Right now the "Tolstoyans" will come up and tell how immoral it is for children to go to war. With the existing form of civilization, it is forgotten that a boy or a warrior or Chm.O. A woman gives birth to a man protects.
    1. IAlex
      IAlex 16 October 2015 21: 26
      +2
      And the boy - can not be an engineer, designer, doctor, teacher or scientist? Or do you have only two options: saldophone or h.m.o? I think that in Moldova and in the group of your metatars with such an approach and thinking, it’s not so far to Samali, there are just solid men who just do that they shoot at each other for any reason, and to hell with work, home, wife, children, future, but how much they shoot ...
      1. Aqela
        Aqela 17 October 2015 15: 40
        +2
        Do not be so about the Romanians and Moldavians. Their combat stability has always been evaluated at the level of the Italians, which is three to four times lower than the German and five to six lower than the Russian. No. Something like this. In my opinion, there is such a law: the more ambition, the thinner the gut ... fellow request
  4. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 16 October 2015 08: 06
    11
    As a child, my generation was incessantly "at war" with the Nazis, then with the crusaders, then with what kind of foe. They made pistols, machine guns, swords, swords, bows .... And they were doing what now falls under terrorism - doing something that explodes or shoots. The sirloin that suffered from the parents will not let you lie. wink And to hold real weapons or climb on military equipment is the height of happiness.
    Such is life — the boys will always be interested in weapons. The main thing is that it does not really shoot.
    War is trouble, and children in war are doubly trouble.
    1. Aqela
      Aqela 17 October 2015 15: 44
      0
      And set it on fire! And stinky fumes! Blyin! How many records (blue ones) translated into fumes! How many logarithmic rulers are torn to a tree for combustible drafts! And carbide! And pieces of sodium in a puddle and - fire firer !!! fellow wassat laughing
      There, old newspapers were also pumped out in nitrate ... They made acetone peroxide ... They found use for potassium permanganate ... Babah! Firrr! Wufff !!! fellow
      1. goblin xnumx
        goblin xnumx 18 November 2015 18: 26
        0
        do not forget the tumblers, and newspapers on the pipes in the entrance, and the cork from champagne with wings?
    2. goblin xnumx
      goblin xnumx 18 November 2015 18: 24
      0
      I confirm, it was everything from darts to a firearm, and how did we survive? :)
  5. verb
    verb 16 October 2015 10: 05
    +2
    No words, Steve McCurry is certainly a great photo artist. BUT! Why are there no pictures of American soldiers playing soccer with the heads of Afghans who fought for the legitimate government of Afghanistan? And since when did the "mujahideen" - "spirits", uh ... uhu e ... become rebels? Then the inhabitants of Donbass are also rebels.
    Such a pin ....... stanets, like all other residents of the States.
  6. otto meer
    otto meer 16 October 2015 10: 55
    +9
    Child soldiers, what a nightmare! MEN (regardless of age) defend their homeland, fight for a just cause (even if it is right only for them). What's so terrible about that? Here are asshole "kids" in jeans-tights, 20 years old, begging for money from their parents for a new iPhone and have never held a weapon in their hands (what are you, they are children!), That's what is really scary!
    1. ALEA IACTA EST
      ALEA IACTA EST 16 October 2015 16: 33
      -1
      Quote: otto meer
      Child soldiers

      The war is started by adults, let adults reap the fruits of their stupidity that led to war.
      1. otto meer
        otto meer 17 October 2015 13: 30
        +2
        Quote: ALEA IACTA EST
        The war is started by adults
        +100500 undeniable !, BUT! When a war comes to your house and begins to "eat" everything that is dear to you, it does not matter who started it. Get up! Protect yourself! It doesn't matter how old you are. As soon as you can.
    2. Aqela
      Aqela 17 October 2015 15: 49
      0
      Yeah. And also boy scouts, pioneers playing "Zarnitsa" ... Not to mention, where did cabin boys, children of regiments, pupils of Suvorov and Nakhimov schools come from in the USSR ...
      No, it’s better that the kid goes into teenage gangs, expands, organizes robberies ... It's so liberal-democratic ... wassat
  7. Karabanov
    Karabanov 16 October 2015 11: 05
    +4
    Even if it so happened that you do not remember the name of the American photographer Steve McCurry, you must have repeatedly seen his work. The most famous of them is a portrait of an Afghan girl who suffered during the war. This picture was taken 30 years ago, but the theme of children and weapons does not cease to be relevant.
  8. castle
    castle 16 October 2015 12: 35
    13 th
    What about Russia?
    And Suvorov and Nakhimov, and children's Cossack schools and girl’s cadet corps, is this not cannon fodder from children?
    1. ALEA IACTA EST
      ALEA IACTA EST 16 October 2015 16: 31
      +4
      Quote: hrad
      And Suvorov and Nakhimov, and children's Cossack schools and girl’s cadet corps, is this not cannon fodder from children?

      Suvorov, Nakhimov, etc. Do not participate in hostilities.
      1. Not local
        Not local 16 October 2015 22: 20
        +1
        No, my friend, they’re not meat, they’re just romantics deprived of childhood, who have chosen a serious profession.
      2. Aqela
        Aqela 17 October 2015 16: 03
        +3
        Your goatlord, Hrad! wassat And let me ask, who went initially to Suvorov schools? request I will answer - orphans who lost their parents during the war with fascist Germany and its hangers-on.
        In the Czech plan, Czech annexation allowed Germany to completely solve the problem of the shortage of small arms, artillery and tanks.
        In terms of "cannon fodder" ... Death will always trample the path. It is a crime on the part of the state to send soldiers who are not trained and not secured.
        In terms of humanity, remember which meat grinder arranged the Czechoslovak corps for civilians during the civil war in the Volga, Urals and Siberia? On the Russian-Austrian front, they somehow did not differ in such militancy.
  9. IAlex
    IAlex 16 October 2015 21: 24
    +1
    Yes, their eyes are just tin ... sad
  10. Balbesoid
    Balbesoid 17 October 2015 00: 52
    +1
    Here you are ... I don't even know what to say !!! There are no fathers here ??? Everyone grew up, got drunk and forgot? Well, then strain your memory - here is your mother, here you are, here is the war outside the window - so what? Yes, most of you mothers hid from the military commissar in institutes and hospitals. Either I can’t walk, then I’m pissing for myself !!! Damn, guys, well, it shouldn't be so that we sit, and they fought - neither with us, nor with them! (This division always infuriated) Children should be children, and if not, then we are to blame ... "We didn't come up with this!" - does not work in this case.
  11. otto meer
    otto meer 17 October 2015 13: 38
    +2
    Quote: Balbesoid
    Are there fathers or not ???
    There are four times.
    Quote: Balbesoid
    Well, then strain your memory - here is your mother, here you are, here is the war outside the window - so what?
    And nothing, assembly point, training, Grozny arr. 95 years old. Father's heart attack. Mother's letters: "Sonny, we are all right, don't let the animals go down! We are with you." The next year it is time for the eldest to leave - 18. I won't hit a finger on a finger to grease. He will smear himself - I will not shake hands. To hell with him, with a heart attack. There was no shame in front of myself, in front of people.
    1. Aqela
      Aqela 17 October 2015 16: 05
      0
      Man! I respect good drinks hi
  12. Spawn
    Spawn 18 October 2015 20: 18
    0
    I do not wish any parent such a future for his child