#DDay70: Pointe du Hoc

70 years ago, the Rangers climbed the brutal cliffs at Pointe du Hoc before taking the high ground between the American Omaha and Utah beaches.

The German guns that were stationed at Pointe du Hoc killed almost half of the Rangers before they reached the 30-meter cliffs. The original landing force of 225 men had been reduced to only 90 by the time Pointe du Hoc was secured.

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