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Heeres Küsten Batterie Pointe du Hoc

(German Army gunsite Pointe du Hoc)


A rock formation, not far from Grandcamp-Maisy, Normandy, France. The site is part of the "D-Day Le Choc" ("D-Day the collision") route in Normandie. This is one of the 8 tourist routes that guide you through the Normandy battlefields. You can find information on these routes with most of the tourist offices.The routes are very well signed.


It is one of the heavier German gunsites in Normandy, between the invasion beaches "Utah" and "Omaha". It was heavily bombed in June 1944. On the 6th of June, the battery was attacked by American Rangers. In Grandcamp-Maisy is a Ranger Museum.

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Een geschutsbunker op Pointe du Hoc     De Leitstand (Regelbau 636)
One of the concrete gunpositions on Pointe du Hoc     The comandcentre of the battery (Regelbau 636)

Check out the Atlantikwall Web Site for more information on the German Atlantikwall.


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