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Week 24 2004
D-Day Pointe Du Hoc
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Denis Gliksman
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D-Day Pointe Du Hoc Normandy

Denis Gliksman has in collaboration with Trimaran produced a Virtual Tour of all the main D-Day spots in Normandy.

View the full tour at:
http://www.trimaran.com/d-day/

Pointe-Du-Hoc was one of the critical points of the Normandy invasion. There were six 155mm cannons in heavy concrete bunkers which were capable of hitting either beach. The almost 40 meter high cliff was climbed with the help of ropes by the Rangers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion......
Read more about
Pointe Du Hoc in the book by the famous American Historian Stephen Ambrose. It is based on the stories from the Veterans of the D-Day.

However do not believe everything. He claims according to all the references from the book I have found that the Cliff is near 100 meter. It is not . The cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc are 30-40 meter which you also can see in the panorama. Also see this page from Brittanica online

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