IMG_7697-IMG_7703 Pointe du Hoc is the location of a famous battle on D-Day at the end of World War II. This forbidding spur of land, which was considered by the Germans to be...
Pointe du Hoc is the location of a famous battle on D-Day at the end of World War II. This forbidding spur of land, which was considered by the Germans to be…
IMG_7704-IMG_7705 The task fell to three companies of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder led the 225-man Ranger force. Their mission was to land on the...
The task fell to three companies of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder led the 225-man Ranger force. Their mission was to land on the…
16 Upon reaching the top they found only empty gun emplacements among the craters of the pre-invasion bombardments. The force then gradually advanced inland where...
Upon reaching the top they found only empty gun emplacements among the craters of the pre-invasion bombardments. The force then gradually advanced inland where…
48 Due to navigational difficulties the assault had commenced forty minutes late and the follow-on force, assuming the attack had failed, landed to the east at...
Due to navigational difficulties the assault had commenced forty minutes late and the follow-on force, assuming the attack had failed, landed to the east at…
50 This 30-acre battlefield, turned over to the American government on 11 January 1979 for care and maintenance in perpetuity, is maintained by the American Battle...
This 30-acre battlefield, turned over to the American government on 11 January 1979 for care and maintenance in perpetuity, is maintained by the American Battle…
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14 German bunker.
German bunker.
19 German bunker: inside.
German bunker: inside.
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22 Towards Omaha beach.
Towards Omaha beach.
36 Towards Omaha beach.
Towards Omaha beach.
32 Towards Utah Beach.
Towards Utah Beach.
23 The "pointe" (tip/rock).
The "pointe" (tip/rock).
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34 Monument on the Pointe du Hoc rock.
Monument on the Pointe du Hoc rock.
38 The monument sits atop a German bunker.
The monument sits atop a German bunker.
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