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Rare Photo Panorama of Omaha Beach From Just Before D-Day. Prepared for the Landings.

Superb, 17-foot-wide photographic panorama composite, showing all of the Omaha Beach coast, with one title image at far left and a keymap at far right, the panorama split among sheets A-R (exclusive of "I" and "O", as issued).

This is the view of Omaha as seen by the soldiers of the U.S. 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions they landed there on June 6, 1944. This panorama provides the best extant rendition of the imposing cliffs at Point du Hoc just east of Grandcamp (scaled by the Army Rangers in the early hours of D-Day), and the fortified hamlet of Les Moulins, where the 116th Infantry Regiment suffered over 1000 casualties in one day.


No examples located in OCLC. We see examples at the Imperial War Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich, and probably one at The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth, UK, which holds a number of the ISTD booklets. No examples in RBH.

We previously sold an example of this view in 2019.

Condition Description
Panoramic photomosaic with integral title panel at left and key panel at right. Folded accordion-style into 18 panels. Panels bowed, stain and abrasion to the first panel, some dog-earing to first and final panels, 1 ½” tape repair to the lower edge of one panel, some reinforcements at folds. Original green cloth covers, folder, and spotting grid are no longer present.