Originally Posted by Mr_Flibble
There is, in fact, very little "First Wave" footage from Omaha Beach as pretty much all of the Signal Corps footage that was collected went into the sea during a ship to ship transfer. There's one other roll from that morning that actually survived because a Signal Corps Captain (Wall of the 165th Signal Photo Company) was evacuated with his Leica camera still around his neck after he had stepped on a mine.
For the News Reels the lack of footage was so bad that they used footage from the days after June 6th. For example the "D-Day Rescue" sequence was actually film and photographed on D+1 (By "Detachment P" of the 163rd Signal Photo Company).
You mean it was fake news even then...