American soldiers take refuge from shelling during the landing at Omaha Beach

American soldiers at Omaha Beach

The invasion of Normandy: The soldiers of the 16th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division of the United States are hiding from the Nazi shelling, hiding behind anti-tank “hedgehogs” on Omaha Beach. D-day
The photojournalist for Life magazine Robert Kapa boarded the Omaha Beach along with the first Marines landed here under the heavy fire of the German coastal defense. Caught under fire, Kapa was forced to dive under the water with the camera in order not to fall into the sight of the German machine-gunners. He miraculously did not die.

Location: Normandy, France
Photo date: 06 June 1944
Author photo: Robert Capa

In : 1944

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