Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment seek shelter from German machine-gun fire in shallow waterbehind "Czech hedgehog" beach obstacles, Easy Red sector, Omaha Beach.© Robert Capa/Magnum Photos.
The Magnificent Eleven: The D-DayPhotographs of Robert Capa
"The war correspondent has hisstake his life in his ownhands, and he can put it on thishorse or that horse, or he canput it back in his pocket at thevery last minute ... I am agambler. I decided to go in withCompany E in the first wave."
– Robert Capa
The ten photos selected fromthe eleven surviving negativesand published by LIFE on June19, 1944 ...
The Photographer: Bob Capa
When soldiers of the 16th Regiment of the 1stInfantry Division landed at Omaha Beach on June 6,1944, photographer Robert Capa, in the employ of LIFEmagazine, was among them.Perhaps the bestknown of all World War IIcombat photographers,the Hungarian-born Capahad made a name forhimself well beforeclimbing into a landingcraft with men of Company E in the earlymorning hours of D-Day.He risked his life on morethan one occasion duringthe Spanish Civil War andhad taken what isconsidered the mosteerily fascinating of all war photographs. The famousimage reportedly depicts the death of Spanish Loyalist