France D-Day Media

France D-Day Media

This June 1944 file map photo shows a blackened area, at centre, on the Normandy beachhead indicating the approximate area captured by the allies at the end of four days of battle after D-Day, as continued Allied aerial bombings struck at objectives in the shaded belt. From the first sketchy German radio broadcast to the distribution of images filmed in color, it has taken decades for the full story of the D-Day invasion to come out. As world leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion this week, multiple Twitter hashtags are following the ceremonies minute by minute. At the time, the reporting, filming and taking of photos was neither easy nor straightforward. Photographs by Robert Capa who was embedded with U.S. troops on Omaha Beach, took more than an week for his images to reach American news. (AP Photo, FILE)