Omaha Beach On D-Day by Jean-David Morvan | Book Review

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Omaha Beach On D-Day by Jean-David Morvan | Book ReviewOmaha Beach on D-Day by Jean-David MorvanSéverine Tréfouël
Published by Macmillan on October 20th 2015
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History, Military, World War II
Pages: 100
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9781626722835
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The first volume of a new series dedicated to exploring iconic moments in World War II history, Omaha Beach on D-Day is a fresh and captivating new take on one of the most important moments in World War II: the Allied forces storming the beach at Normandy.
The photograph at the heart of this book is Robert Capa's world-famous shot of the Allied landing in 1944, and the authors of this remarkable work have gathered interviews, testimonials, contact sheets, and over forty pages of photographic archives from the Magnum Photos agency to fill in the history behind a single moment, captured forever on film.
Using a combination of traditional comics narrative, photography, and nonfiction text, Omaha Beach on D-Day is a rich and accessible fresh take at a crucial moment in 20th century history.

Why Did I Read Omaha Beach On D-Day?

Omaha Beach On D-Day by Jean-David Morvan, Séverine Tréfouël, and illustrated by Dominque Bertail featuring photographs by Robert Capa seemed certain to be my kind of book. It’s a graphic novel set during one of the most pivotal events of World War II. Also, everything within it is basically a true story. I am pretty big on non-fiction graphic books these days. Therefore, this was totally an April kind of book. Plus, it is only 100 pages and was in my pile for a 24 hour readathon. It was the perfect storm for reading reasons and conditions.

What’s The Story Here?

So, essentially the title is what you see is what you get. This book is about what happens on Omaha Beach on D-Day. More specifically, it is about this photographer named Robert Capa. He’s this war photographer who has volunteered to go on this dangerous mission to capture photos. This book is all about his experience getting this photos. Also we learn about how big of a deal it was to get he pictures — if I am recalling correctly, some of the film was initially destroyed so the pictures that we do have from this are kind of a big deal. Anyways, we also get to see Robert Capa’s life after D-Day and how it is cut tragically short.

How Did I Like Omaha Beach On D-Day?

Overall, I found Omaha Beach On D-Day to be a worthy read. It’s intelligent. It’s about a very interesting subject. There’s a lot that I learned about war photographers and how big of a deal their jobs were. I also found Robert Capa’s story to be fascinating. The art’s basically all black and white. Plus, the actual photographs are included as well. Visually, this book is very well done. I definitely would recommend this if you like books about history and specifically World War II and want to learn more about photography during this era.

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