Now… this was something to see. You never guess that this calm beautiful ocean and gorgeous sky spotted with clouds was once the point of a deadly battle.
This is Point du Hoc. Now I will admit that my military history isn’t perfect, but I think that this is accurate. In World War II, it was the point of Normandy beach where, during Operation Overlord, a Ranger Battalion scaled the side of a rocky cliff to attack and hold Pointe du Hoc against the Nazis. Maybe Rangers never reached the top of the cliff because of the dangerous climb, however those who did managed to hold the rocky cliff edge, and lead to an Allied Forces victory.
The memorial pictures was moving to see in person, and I don’t know if that comes across in the image. However, I am hopeful that it does.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Lens: 18-135 mm IS STM
Date: November 2013
Location: Normandy, France
“These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war.”— Ronald Reagan