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This is one of the few sights in Normandy where the violence of the landings is still visible on a large scale. Point du Hoc was a strategic point in the German Atlantic Wall that was taken by the American 2nd Ranger Battalion. The site...More
All of the landing beaches and important villages should be a stop for Allies visiting Normandy, Pointe du Hoc and the gun implacements and bunkers to be found along the north coast are terribly moving. Yes, the finest generation. The well one you get in...More
When you stand on the platform at this location, and look at the slope of the cliff that had to be scaled by the small group of highly trained men who had to secure this promontory under German fire, you cannot help but be moved...More
Museums are important for documenting past events, but visiting a site which includes armaments and craters conveys a special dimension to the understanding of the Normandy Beach events. From the extensive car park there is a defined path to the headland area, and then it...More
A great place to visit while in Normandy to hear the story of the Rangers that secured the point during D Day. The security going into the visitor center seemed unnecessary, or over done, as there is not much to see inside other that the...More
There is a great walking path hear in which you walk around the top of the cliffs. You can see the German defenses as well as all of the massive craters created from the shelling. All along there are signs.
But what is most impressive...More
The site overlooks both Omaha & Utah beaches where Americans landed 6/6/44. Its command of these landing sites made it a primary target for bombardment, and the craters around the German bunkers abound.
The sacrifice of Army Rangers who scaled these cliffs; took command of...More
One of the few sites that you can really see and feel the impact of what happened here. Massive bomb craters are still present from the most intensely targeted D-day site. The Rangers used rocket propelled grappling hooks and rope ladders to scale the cliffs...More
God bless the Rangers. Looking at the sheer cliffs with fortified bunkers and trying to imagine the bravery of the men who assaulted under fire and secured the point. Walking along the cliffs and seeing the giant craters from air and naval bombardment is staggering....More