Robert Capa’s document of the landing in Normandy has become our stolen memory of that war, when you reach for reference it is undoubtedly his images you call upon to represent it. June 6th marked the 70th anniversary of D-day and Robert Capa’s photos have been getting a thorough spread about the net. We didn’t want to miss out on that action, so here is us getting our slice and you likely your third. Enjoy.
The Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944 – Robert Capa.
‘The war correspondent has his stake – his life – in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute. I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave.’
‘War is like an aging actress: more and more dangerous and less and less photogenic.’
‘For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.’
‘I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.’
‘It’s not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.’
‘I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.’