Friday, January 22, 2010
TRAVEL THE WORLD - POINTE DU HOC, FRANCE
Pointe du Hoc, photographed in 1997, is 4 miles from Omaha Beach and, when the D-Day invasion occurred, was a strongly fortified position on top of a steep cliff. The US Army Ranger Assault Group were assigned the job of taking out the German guns, which they accomplished successfully though with big losses. I was amazed at how large the shell craters are. The area has been left just as it was following D-Day.