Normandy, France, 2014 - Operation Overlord, Pointe du Hoc

Normandy, France, 2014 - Operation Overlord, Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc is a promontory with a 100 ft (30 m) cliff overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy in northern France. During World War II it was the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day (6 June 1944) the United States Army Ranger Assault Group assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs.

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Tags: france, normandy, normandie, ww2, wwii, travel, trip, hollydays, war, historical, battery, beach, Operation, Overlord, d-day

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