Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

WWII Normandy Landings. Omaha Beach; June 6th, 1944.

The men in this photo (in Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division) landed at the Easy Red sector of the beach. Most of Company E drifted away from where they were suppose to land, and because of the mistake they came under heavy fire when they landed. By the end of the day they had lost about 2/3 of their strength.

The men in this photo (in Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division) landed at the Easy Red sector of the beach. Most of Company E drifted away from where they were suppose to land, and because of the mistake they came under heavy fire when they landed. By the end of the day they had lost about 2/3 of their strength.

I’ve always loved this picture. It’s so hard to imagine what was going through these GIs’ minds as they pushed forward against German fire. The distance between the cliffs and the Higgins boat really shows the enormity of what was accomplished that day.

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2 responses

  1. roaldengelbregtamundsen

    So much drama going on in the horizon, outgunned, out-manned and outnumbered

    May 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm

  2. One thing many people dont realize is that it took nearly 6 hours to secure Omaha Beach.

    May 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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