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Pointe du Hoc

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Location type: guerre
Location address: France, Basse-Normandie
Number of texts: 2
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Made by | Reference Roehrensee | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Pointe du Hoc (French pronunciation: ​[pwɛ̃t dy ɔk]) is a clifftop location on the coast of Normandy in northern France. It is situated between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east, and stands on 100 ft (30 m) tall cliffs overlooking the sea. Marking the Western end of the Omaha beach sector, it was a point of attack by the United States Army Ranger Assault Group during Operation Overlord in World War II.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar

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Made by Dromos
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At Pointe du Hoc, you can see an example of the geomorphology of war. Here is an oblique shot of the bomb craters at Pointe du Hoc which was assailed during D-day minus 2 1944 as part of the plan for Operation Overlord.

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Linked themes: Geology, War

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