PHOTO OF THE WEEK



The World War II Photo of the Week
for 7 June 1999


H HOUR AT OMAHA BEACH (37 K)

Into the Jaws of Death

U.S. troops wade ashore at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. The smoke and haze from the earlier naval bombardment obscures the bluffs from which German defenders rained bullets and mortar fire onto the invaders [NLR-PHOCO-7298]. Picture reproduced courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLR), 511 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY, U. S. National Archives.

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