Remembering D-Day: The Longest Day

Grainy close-up: An Allied troop is seen crouching in the water off Omaha Beach, Normandy, as the second wave of troops landed on D-Day in the early hours of June 6

When Freedom Came Ashore: Stunning Shots Of Allied Troops Storming Omaha Beach In Normandy By War Photographer Robert Capa And How They Were Almost Lost Forever -- Daily Mail

* War photographer took 106 photos - but only 11 of them survived because of a blunder when processing the film
* Today marks the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944
* Life magazine picture editor in London John Morris told staff to 'rush!' in the dark room
* In their haste, three whole rolls of film melted and over half of the fourth was destroyed
* Robert Capa's images - later named The Magnificent Eleven - are the closest any photographer got to the action
* Capa landed just off the beach in a US landing craft and took his pictures from the water

They're iconic images which capture the brutal reality of the D-Day landings 69 years ago today - but they were nearly lost forever.

War photographer Robert Capa took these remarkable close-up photos - named The Magnificent Eleven - which show Allied troops in the second wave landing on Omaha beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

The Hungarian bravely took 106 photographs while wading through the water just off the French coast but because of a blunder when processing the film in London, all but 11 of the images were lost.

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More News On Remembering D-Day

D-Day anniversary commemorations begin with flag-raising in France -- FOX News
Commemorations marking 69th anniversary of Allied invasion of France begin with flag-raising -- Washington Post/AP
69 Years Ago Today, the Allies Launched Massive Normandy Invasion on D-Day -- US News and World Report
U.S., British tourists gather at Omaha Beach to mark D-Day -- Washington Times
'We hold the beachhead': Incredible D-Day pictures and stories from the Mirror archives -- Mirror
D-Day's greatest lesson -- Walter R. Borneman, FOX News
Archive Footage Honors Sixty-Ninth Anniversary Of D-Day Landings -- IBTimes/Reuters
D-Day anniversary: Extraordinary footage of the Allied Forces landing in Normandy to crush Nazi Germany -- Yahoo News
PHOTOS: On This Day – 6 June 1944, D-Day Began -- Middleton Press
Before and after D-Day: Color photos from England and France, 1944 -- CNN
Normandy: Photos of the day -- Washington Post
Today in Military History: June 6, 1944; Operation Overload -- Defense News

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