Places of Interest

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc was the site of the german coastal battery with Utah Beach and Omaha Beach well within their gun range.

The assault and capture of Pointe du Hoc fell to Americas’ elite unit, the 2nd Ranger Battalion, lead by Lieutenant Colonel James Rudder, as seen in “The Longest Day”

They held out from the 6th – 8th June 1944 until reinforcements arrived from Omaha Beach.

For people visiting the site today it is truly a spectacular site as it has been left in the same condition as when the rangers left it 1944.

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Photographs 1 & 3 taken by Dave Vickers, Photocoordinates