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Chapter Two in Pictures — The Killing Fields

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"So Pran went to see the killing fields. Each of the two main execution areas alone, he says, held the bones of four to five thousand bodies, thinly covered by a layer of earth.

'In the water wells, the bodies were like soup bones in broth,' he says. 'And you could always tell the killing grounds because the grass grew taller and greener where the bodies were buried.'

Similar reports have come from every village in Cambodia: tall green grass and choked wells."
      —The Death and Life of Dith Pran, Page 98-99

Page 64  Pran interviewing a government soldier south of Phnom Penh about the intensive American bombing as Schanberg takes notes, in early August 1973 (prior to the end of the bombing by order of Congress on Aug. 15, 1973). Page 64 Boy soldier in Cambodian army taken before the arrival of the Khmer Rouge, in April 1975. (Photo: Alan Rockoff) Page 65 At Neak Luong, Schanberg pauses while interviewing refugees following an accidental bombing that destroyed the town in August 1973 (Photo: Dith Pran)
Page 66 – Driver Sarun pulling Schanberg’s ears (a traditional Cambodian massage) to help keep him awake in Phnom Penh cable office, April 15 or 16, 1975. (Photo: Alan Rockoff) Page 66 – Cambodian Prime Minister Long Boret (l.) greeting acting U.S. Ambassador and Kissinger protégé Thomas Enders (r. ) probably in 1973. Page 69 -  Pran’s father Dith Proeung, 66 years old (l.) and paternal uncle, Dith Prem,(r.) pose for a photo in Siem Reap in front of Pran's parents' home, 1973.
Page 70 – The New York Times’ Hong Kong Bureau Chief Joe Lelyveld  (r.), later the paper’s Executive Editor, with Consul John F McCarthy III (l.) in a photo taken by Tim Carney on board the U.S.S. Okinawa following the American evacuation, April 12, 1973. Page 75 - Schanberg speaks with a man who identified himself as Hem Keth Dara, and claimed to be a Khmer Rouge commander, in Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975. (Photo: Dith Pran) Page 81 – Outside, on the grass in the French Embassy.
Page 85 - Aranyaprathet, Thailand, May3, 1975 - Newsmen who witnessed surrender of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge enter Thailand Saturday after being stuck for two weeks in Cambodia. Center, Sydney Schanberg of NY Times; right Sylvain Julienne, French freelance photographer holding his adopted Cambodian daughter. (Photo: APRadio/Mangkorn) Page 86 – Pran’s wife Ser Meoun (c.) with their oldest son Titony (l.), daughter Hemkarey (r.),  son Titonath (l.) and Titonel (r.) in front. This framed photo of the family was taken in 1975. Page 87 -  Pran in Kompong Som 1973. One of two photos circulated by Schanberg while Pran was missing.
Page 87 – Studio shot of Pran taken in 1974. A second photo circulated by Schanberg while Pran was missing. Page 88 – Ser Meoun with Bill Drypolcher, in San Francisco, 1977. Dith Prun (left, in short sleeves), with an unidentified man, in  December 1974.
Page 90  – Schanberg with his daughters Jessica (r.) and Rebecca (l.) at his sister’s house in Sudbury, Mass., in 1976. Page 90 – Ser Meoun and the children, 1976.
Page 90 – Photo of Dith Pran taken by East German newsman Gerhard Leo, in Angkor Wat on February 15, 1979.
Page 98 – Pran’s mother, age 67, in early 1984. Page 103 – Schanberg and Pran’s reunion at the Surin refugee camp, talking in Pran’s hut. Dith Pran in Surin refugee camp, October 10, 1979
Page 109 Pran and Schanberg going through customs in the San Francisco Airport, October 19, 1979 (Photo: Gary Fong, San Francisco Chronicle) Page 109 Tears and smiles as Pran is reunited with his family at the San Francisco airport, October 19, 1979. Page 111 One of Pran’s favorite shots of himself as a New York Times photographer.
Page 111 Pran, in February 2008, at the early stage of his hospitalization for pancreatic cancer with eldest son Titony (back) and Ser Meoun. (Photo: Jane Schanberg) Page 111 – In  Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Jersey, with baby Nathan Pran Dith, daughter-in-law Antoinette, and son Titonath holding grandson “little Sydney” Dith, February 2008.  (Photo: Jane Schanberg) Page 111 – Sydney Schanberg (r.) Reading emails from well-wishers at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital as daughter-in-law Vornida takes photos. Daughter Hemkarey is seated on her father’s bed. February 2008. (Photo: Jane Schanberg)

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