Pointe du Hoc was one of the places where the allied forces launched an invasion on Nazi Germany. This invasion took place on D-day (6 June 1944), which is now exactly 70 years ago. The Pointe du Hoc was strategically located as the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. That’s why it became such a major location for Second World War history.
The Pointe du Hoc Today
Point du Hoc now serves as a memorial to that faithful day. Even today, the whole area is still full of bomb craters and original bunkers. On top of the cliff of Point du Hoc currently stands a monument that commemorates the fallen United States Army Rangers that fought in the battle.
Documenting the D-day Beaches in Normandy
I personally visited the area when I was exploring the coast of Normandy in May of last year. I took these photos as part of my project to revisit the D-day beaches 70 years later. Having already posted about Gold Beach before, I decided it would be a good time to post these pictures today.
I’m curious to know what you guys think about these photos. Does Pointe du Hoc look like your expectations, or is it totally different? Have you ever visited Pointe du Hoc yourself? Let me know in the comment section below.