Seventy years ago: iconic images, gathered under fire, nearly lost

A friend sent me a note the other day saying that she was researching D-Day and came across a piece I created in 2009 — on the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy — about the intrepid photographer Robert Capa and the iconic images he made that day. Much of his film was lost and the rolls that did make it to the lab were damaged in processing. But what survived — and was published in LIFE magazine in 1944 — are indelible images of that fateful day.

On the 70th anniversary of the day, I thought I would reprise the video. Please have a look.

NOTE: An earlier upload of this piece had a corrupted timeline which included an errant photograph not made by Robert Capa. This version has been corrected to reflect the piece as it originally ran on TIME.com in 2009.

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