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Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
On June 6, 1944, “D-Day,” Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. Magnum founder Robert Capa accompanied the first wave of troops and documented this pivotal day in history. DORSET, WEYMOUTH, England—Onboard the U.S. Coast Guard transport ship Samuel Chase, at anchor off Weymouth. Planning the details of the D-Day landings, using a model of the section of the Normandy coast that had been codenamed Omaha Beach, June 1-5, 1944.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
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