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a bit of history


    Soldier going ashore on D-Day, – by Robert Capa, June 6, 1944 At 6:31 a.m. Robert Capa landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach. He captured ‘bloody Omaha’ in what turned out to be a world famous photo sequence. Capa described the morning, “After the pre-invasion breakfast at 3 am with hot cakes, sausages, eggs and coffee, served on the invasion ship by white-coated waiters, at 4 am the invasion barges were lowered down into the rough sea. The men from my barge waded in the water. I paused for a moment on the gangplank to take my first real picture of the invasion. The boatswain who was in a hurry to get the hell out of there, mistook my picture-taking attitude for explicable hesitation, and helped me make up my mind with a well-aimed kick in the rear. The water was cold and the beach still more than a hundred yards away. The bullets tore holes in the water around me and I made for the nearest steel obstacle.” His three …