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Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc (French pronunciation: ​[pwɛ̃t dy ɔk]) is a promontory with a cliff overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy in northern France. During World War II it was the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day (6 June 1944) the United States Army Ranger Assault Group assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs.

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This is a picture of myself and a friend from Pointe Du Hoc over the summer. It was such a surreal experience to be there on the D-Day anniversary and be able to walk through that area. I had only learned about Omaha Beach before I had gone, but now I realized just how hard it was for our soldiers to go into Pointe Du Hoc.

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