Omaha Beach, Normandy, France [1944]

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Another famous photograph from Robert Capa. This one was taken on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), on the first assault wave on Omaha Beach. Capa took 108 pictures in the first couple of hours of the invasion. However, a staff member at Life made a mistake in the darkroom; he set the dryer too high and melted the emulsion in the negatives. Only eight frames in total were recovered.

Omaha Beach, Normandy, France [1944]

Photographer: Robert Capa
Source: wikipedia.org

16 thoughts on “Omaha Beach, Normandy, France [1944]

  1. FDR was one of the worst presidents the US has ever had. Not only did he begin the consruction of a social welfare state in the US, which we are now paying for with huge deficits, but he got us overinovlved internationally. Hate to say it, but “F$#@ THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY”. Only thing they are good at is complaining about this and that. Truthfully, I don’t give a s$#@ about anything outside of the US borders and I know more people who feel the way I do than feel opposite, so I say it again, “F$#@ ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING FOREIGN”.

  2. Joshua, I hate to rain on your parade, but the USSR won a lot of that war only with materials produced in the US. Without them, the Germans would have continue to slaughter the Soviets. Idiot!

  3. ‘the staff member who made this mistake in the darkroom was Larry Burrows and he became on of the world best war photographers later.’
    It was NOT Larry Burrow who made this mistake RE technician John G. Morris.

  4. the staff member who made this mistake in the darkroom was Larry Burrows and he became on of the world best war photographers later.

  5. You can only imagine Mr. Cappa’s response at finding out about the accident. After all, he was there on the beach, avoiding the same bullets that the armed soldiers were. Only to have the vast majority of his work destroyed by some careless mistake stateside .

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