Experience the history of Pointe du Hoc, and tour this World War II D-Day landing site in France. This GPS-enabled application, created by the American Battle Monuments Commission, allows you to experience the site, where U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100 ft. cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, destroyed a critical German battery and took control of the coastal highway, playing a crucial role in the Allied success of D-Day.
Ideal for those touring this crater-pocked landscape that still bears the scars of battle, this application helps preserve the memory and spirit of the Army Rangers through 11 tour stops and seven points of interest. Perfect for those seeking a guided-tour of Pointe du Hoc or those who simply want to learn more about the battle, download this app to:
* Use GPS-enabled mapping to walk Pointe du Hoc, and see the German Observation Bunker, the 155mm Gun Emplacements, the Antiaircraft Gun Position, and more.
* Learn the story of the U.S Army Rangers from the 2nd and 5th Battalion that fought this battle.
* Listen to Rangers recount their stories from this fateful day.
* See historic photos from June 6, 1944 and see the faces of those that scaled the cliffs that day.
* Understand how the battle of Pointe du Hoc served a critical role in the Allied success of D-Day.
Whether you're visiting France and walking the site, or you're in your living room, learn the story of the competence, courage and sacrifice of the U.S. Army Rangers on June 6, 1944 at Pointe du Hoc.
Pointe du Hoc is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an agency of the U.S. government.