Pointe du Hoc
Located on top of a 30m cliff, this heavily fortified area was attacked in the morning of the 6th June 1944 by the 2nd Ranger battalion, after a heavy shelling. The aim was to capture the artillery position and prevent the germans from using these guns on the beaches of Omaha and Utah. The Rangers had heavy losses and realized afterwards that the guns were no longer on this position: they had been moved inland.
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