(In case you ever wondered whose story this song told.)
Gerda Taro and Robert Capa were two photojournalists who died covering the front lines of war.
In 1935, Gerta Pohorylle was a 25-year-old anti-Nazi activist living in Paris, having escaped from Hitler’s Germany. She met 22-year-old Endre Friedmann, a Jewish freelance journalist struggling to find work under rising Nazi ideals.
They became partners, lovers, and close friends. They covered the Spanish Civil War together, and sold their photographs under the name of the mythical American photographer “Robert Capa.”
In 1937, Taro was struck by a tank at the Battle of Brunete. She died of critical injuries.
In 1954, Capa stepped on a landmine while covering the First Indochina War.