Pointe du Hoc is a promontory with a 30m cliff overlooking the English Channel. 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.

Six French-made 155 mm howitzers dating from the First World War are set up on a plateau that ends abruptly in rocky cliffs.

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Jim Goodsell (8 months ago)
Wow! We pummeled this place and for what? So much wasted. It was a moving visit. Big visitors center. Highly recommended.
Antje Drost (9 months ago)
Very special place to remember World War Two with much respect of the sacrified allies who fighted for freedom.
Arno Verweij (9 months ago)
Stratistical point. American navy eliminated this point just before D-Day. Reminds me of the movie Guns of Navarone.
aurelio porello (9 months ago)
Memories
Georgios T (11 months ago)
Another mandatory stop for a D-Day visit
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