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Pointe du Hoc

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Being the highest point between Omaha and Utah Beaches, the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc was an important location in the Atlantic Wall strategy of defense against the Allies. So on D-Day, it was an equally important target to overtake so that the liberation of France could proceed.

In what can only be described as old-school warfare, the the American Second Ranger Battalion climbed the 100-foot-high cliff to seize the weapons that could take out approaching Allied boats. It was an epic battle, but the Americans ultimately emerged victorious – albeit with significant loss of life.

Today, the cliffside of Pointe du Hoc is the location of a monument to this battle, which was built by the French directly on top of the German bunker that was seized by the Americans. Unlike many of the WWII battle sites that have memorials or museums, this location has remained largely untouched since the battle that occurred here; visitors can still see the scars on the ground.

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Dagstur til slagmarkene og strendene for D-dagen i Normandie

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Ta en gripende og minnerik dagstur fra Paris for å besøke slagmarkene og strendene i Normandie. Du kan besøke berømte slagsteder og den ...  Mer informasjon

  • Sted: Paris, Frankrike
  • Varighet: 14 timer
  • Språk: Engelsk
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