Pointe du Hoc, Cricqueville-en-Bessin

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Pointe du Hoc, a rocky headland towering over the beach, has become a symbol of the courage of U.S. troops. Here, Germans had placed bunkers and artillery. The positions were bombed, shelled, and then attacked by 225 U.S. Rangers, who scaled the 35 m (115 ft) rock wall, besieged the bunkers, and finally took them, only to find there were no guns at all. They had been dismantled and hidden in an orchard. Only 90 rangers were still standing. Today, bomb and shell craters remain. A monument in memory of the 2nd Rangers Battalion is built on a control firing casemate at the site, where bodies of soldiers still lie under the ruins. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pointe du Hoc by using our Cricqueville-en-Bessin sightseeing planning app .
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  • This place is good to take your children to. Your children can explore the various bomb craters, bunkers and other features.  more »
  • Place to visit. These few hectares watered by hundreds of tons of bombs the day before d-day are impressive. The small film and signs presented in the tiny Museum is remarkable also. Everything is free. Bravo. Security at the entrance of the Museum, worthy of an international airport, is completely ridiculous... in the image of the current tenant of the White House...
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  • The place still preserves much of the second world war, as the bunkers built by the Germans and the mortar craters. Well worth getting to know not only that location as the entire region of Normandy.
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  • Historically Awe inspiring. Every American should visit to appreciate the great odds the Allies overcame.
  • I played this map on COD WW2 it’s a good map so I thought I’d rate it on here
  • One of the most amazing D-Day historical places! I got to know more details about this great event. Worth going during sunset :)
  • Trebuie sa vezi ca sa realizezi ce eforturi s-au depus pentru cucerirea acestor fortificatii in al doilea razboi mondial.
  • Phenomenal. Well worth the visit. Beautiful displays, views, informative, interesting.
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