Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pointe du Hoc ...

... map of Pointe du Hoc, D-day battleground ...
1. air defense artillery position - 2. artillery position
3. artillery casemate - 4. personnel shelter
5. munitions bunker - 6. artillery position
... general view of the Pointe du Hoc where a giant crane
is seen in background, as workers try to reinforce
the cliff and the bunker built on it by the nazis ...
source: heraldtribune.com - 6 june 2010
... a glimpse of what D-Day was like ...

... Pointe du Hoc dominates the sea of its vertical cliff from 25 to 30 m. high ...
source: dday-overlord.com
 ... The majority of these craters were caused by
the seven separate attacks that launched against the
‭ ‬ medium coastal battery, first of which was on April‭ ‬25,‭ ‬1944‭
 and the final attack at H-Hour on D-Day.‭
source: ‭fieldsofconflict.bham.ac.uk 
... reproduction of a “Bigot” intelligence map ...
used in the Normandy D-Day invasions, June 1944.
(“Bigot” is a WWII code word) ...
... Pointe du Hoc Memorial - Rudder's Rangers ...
... part of President Reagan's speech, on June 6, 1984 ...
 ... aerial view of Pointe du Hoc ...
source: infoboard


... D-Day Pointe du Hoc site gets facelift to save it ...
The cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, the Normandy promontory where the
Rangers stared down death, have eroded by 10 m. since June 6, 1944.
Today, the job is to strengthen the cliffs, not conquer them, and 
keep the bunker used by the Nazis as an observation point  
 from falling into the pounding sea ...
source: heraldtribune.com - 6 june 2010


Pointe du Hoc ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a clifftop location on the coast of Normandy.
It lies 6.4 km west of Omaha Beach, and stands on 30 m. tall cliffs 
 overlooking the sea. It was a point of attack by
U.S. 2nd Ranger
 
Battalion during Operation Overlord in World War II ... 

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