Some famous U.S. Army photographs include “The Magnificent Eleven,” a series of photos by Robert Capa depicting the U.S. invasion of Omaha Beach. Another famous photo of the Army is an untitled photograph taken by Marc Riboud of the troops facing an anti-war protester.
“The Magnificent Eleven” was shot on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and depicts the assault on the Nazi-occupied territory of Normandy, France, by the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division of the Army. The photos were published in “Life” magazine.
The photograph by Riboud depicts Jan Rose Kasmir, a young woman protesting the Vietnam War, who is blocked by a wall of soldiers with bayonets extended. In the photograph, she is seen offering a single flower to the soldiers. It was taken on October 21, 1967, in Washington, D.C.