6 June

Omaha Beach

War correspondent Robert Capa took this photograph while wading ashore Omaha Beach with one of the first landings of soldiers.  Capa took 79 images during the first hours of the invasion.  A careless lab tech ruined all but 7 of the negatives.

Over his 22 year career, Capa covered the Spanish Civil War, the London blitz, World War II, the birth of Israel, and the war in Indochina.  He was killed in 1954 when he stepped on a mine while covering his final conflict in Indochina.

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