Monday, 4 July 2016

Pointe du Hoc


This morning the sun was shining there were a few clouds in the sky, so as it looked as though it was going to be a dry and sunny day we headed off the Pointe du Hoc about 20 km from our base.  We'd been there several years ago, but didn't manage to get to the visitors centre or explore this historic site. 


 It's very difficult to explain but there are many bomb craters although today they are now covered in grass and some filled with shrubs.  A peaceful and calm site today it's difficult to imagine the the noise and activity & death that this area witnessed when the American Rangers scaled these cliffs to take Germain gun emplacements as part of the D Day landings on the 6th June 1944.



Who would imagine that this now peaceful place could have witnessed such destruction & death over 70 years ago! 

Lesley x

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