Invasion (1944)


First Edition of Wertenbaker's Invasion!, 1944,
With 16 Pages of Photographs and Photographic Dust Jacket
By Acclaimed Photographer Robert Capa

Wertenbaker, Charles Christian. Capa, Robert. Invasion! New York and London: D. Appleton-Century, 1944.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this knowledgeable contemporary work on the Allied invasion of France, with 16 full-page photographs and photographic dust jacket by photographer Robert Capa. Written by Time and Life correspondent Charles Wertenbaker, Invasion! details the events of D-Day and the invasion of France with a journalist's specificity and skill. The dust jacket and 16 pages of photographs by Robert Capa are arguably the most iconic images of D-Day, if not the war. They were, for instance, part of the inspiration for the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan. While there is some controversy regarding the photographs (related to Capa's claims about how the photos were shot and how many survived the conditions he faced), it nevertheless remains true that they have come to define the visual experience of D-Day for those who weren't there. Book about-fine, dust jacket extremely good with light wear.