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Historical Heroines

Catherine Leroy

By 7th August 2018May 2nd, 2023No Comments


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February 16 1968 cover story on her imprisonment by Vietcong in Life magazine. ‘The enemy lets me take his picture.’ – ten-page spread in the May 14 1968 issue of Look magazine.

Civilians fleeing Fall of Saigon, April 29, 1975

Fall of Saigon, April 30 1975

Vietnam. US Navy officer Vernon Wike with a dying US Marine at the Battle of Hill 881, near Khe Sanh April 1967

British soldier August 1979 Belfast

Vietnam. US bombs pummel Binh Dinh province, September 1966


Paris Match



Operation Last Patrol
Cathy At War, a documentary film produced by the Catherine Leroy Fund, was shown on 8 November, 2022 at the Musée de la Libération de Paris

Elizabeth Becker‘s You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War featuring Catherine’s work won the 2022 Sperber Book Prize, New York’s Fordham University.

Closeup on War