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Captured History: Tank Man

How A Photograph Defined China's Protest Movement
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Published: March 2014
For Ages: Primary
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Published By: Capstone
Published: 01-Mar-2014
Format: Paperback, 64 pages, 260x230mm
ISBN: 9780756547875
Stock Code: 6547875
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No one knew his name, but millions would know about his bravery. For almost two months in spring 1989, Beijing's Tiananmen Square had been the site of growing protests against China's hardline Communist government. In early June China's leaders had had enough. In a matter of days soldiers cleared the square. They used stickes and cattle prods. They shot rubber bullets, then real ones. They used bayonets. As tanks rumbled through the streets near Tiananmen Square, a man in a white shirt came suddenly into view, standing in the middle of the street. The first huge tank in a row of four stopped just a few feet in front of the man. The tanks behind it stopped as well. Photographer Jeff Widener took a picture of the brave protester halting the huge armored fighting vehicles. The image was soon sent around the world, becoming one of the most famous photographs ever.
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