In April 1947 This Week magazine assigned David Seymour to photograph at the sites of the U.S. Army’s breakthroughs in Europe over the last months of World War II. In his story, We Went Back, he tracked down the still-fresh memories of war in impeccably composed Rolleiflex photographs, some in color.

This contact sheet contains children playing on Omaha Beach, Normandy next to the remains of a temporary pier.

In 1947, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger, and William Vandivert, David ‘Chim’ Seymour founded Magnum Photos.

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