Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Cliffs

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The cliffs they had to scale! BTW, this is my 2200th post! Somehow I missed the 2000th post, so thought I'd point this one out.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pointe-du-Hoc, France

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Moving up the road a bit, we visited Pointe-du-Hoc. Pointe-du-Hoc is a 30 meter cliff on the coast of Normandy between Utah and Omaha beaches. The Germans had the area fortified with gun emplacements and concrete casements. In April of 1944, it was bombed and then on D-Day the United States Army Ranger Assault Group scaled the cliffs and successfully assaulted Point du Hoc. Many lives were lost.