LegoLenta. The Falling Soldier is a famous photograph taken by Robert Capa. It was understood to have been taken on September 5, 1936, and was long thought to depict the death of a Republican, specifically an Iberian Federation of Libertarian Youth (FIJL) soldier during the Spanish Civil War. He was later identified as the anarchist militiaman Federico Borrell García. The full title of the photograph is Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936.