M-69 napalm cluster bombs, 1945

M-69 napalm cluster bombs from New Jersey helped to incinerate the cities of Japan in 1945 and win World War II:

This is Korea, 1951

“Fry ‘em out, burn ‘em out, cook ‘em:" U.S. Director John Ford’s (The Grapes of Wrath, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; a record four Academy Awards for Best Director) 1951 film This is Korea showed combat techniques early in the peninsular war. Napalm strikes shown at 0’43”.

"The Terror of War," 1972

June 9, 1972: A South Vietnamese Air Force plane mistakenly drops napalm on nine-year old Phan Thị Kim Phúc and her family. AP photographer Nick Ut takes “The Terror of War” photograph as the children run toward the barbed wire checkpoint.

Apocalypse Now, 1979

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Robert Duvall as American Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore delivers one of the best known soliloquies in motion picture history in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 blockbuster Apocalypse Now. His enemies slipped away in the night, despite the bombardment he described, and napalm destroyed the offshore point break wave formation his attack secured.