"Point du Hoc" Vierville-sur-Mer by Peter_P
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Point du Hoc was a strategic very important place. In between the two landing zones for the Allied Army, 'Utah' and 'Omaha'- Beach.
German artillery overlooked the two beaches and heavy guns pointed towards the upcoming landing crafts...
This point had to be conquered as fast as possible...
These bunkers with a six-guns battery was a part of the defence-line along this part of the coast. A landing was not expected here because of the dificult coast line. Cliffs, rocks,... it was not the ideal place to come ashore.
The german soldiers were waiting here, weeks and weeks, for the landing to begin...
Because of bad weather in the region and a possible landing near Calais, only a few troops were stationed here...
Hours before the operation started these targets came under heavy gun-fire... the invasion and liberation of Europe started...!
- Pros:Well known place in the history of the landing-sites
- Cons:no con's...:)
- In a nutshell:Have a walk, enjoy and reflect on what happened here...!
Access to this site can be difficult. The area is still like it was deserted after the war. Be careful... but do not... more travel advice
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