Pointe Du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc is a clifftop location on the coast of Normandy in northern France. It lies 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Omaha Beach, and stands on 100 ft (30 m) tall cliffs overlooking the sea. Marking the Western end of the Omaha beach sector, it was a point of attack by the United States Army Ranger Assault Group during Operation Overlord in World War II.

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Leonard Lomell - D-Day Morning
... the entire invasion – scaling sheer cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, seizing control of its massively reinforced fortifications, and disabling five 155-millimeter cannons that ... Aerial and naval bombardment of the Pointe du Hoc area, designed to destroy the guns, and their defenses and defenders, had turned the landscape into a moonscape of craters ... The Hollywood account of the conquest of Pointe du Hoc, as presented in Darryl F ...
Pointe Du Hoc - Today
... Pointe du Hoc now has a memorial and museum dedicated to the battle ... Pointe du Hoc's location Photo taken on D+2, after relief forces reached the Rangers at Point Du Hoc ... the event Part of the modern day site looking out from the top of one of the bunkers Pointe du Hoc, modern view ...