Photo of one of the places Rangers scaled Pointe-du-Hoc; taken a couple days after D-Day

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Photo of one of the places Rangers scaled Pointe-du-Hoc; taken a couple days after D-Day - 1 Tough Going (Navy photo from NEA) Phctos...
1 Tough Going (Navy photo from NEA) Phctos above should give you some Idea of what Allied invasion forces were up against in storming the cliff-backed cliff-backed cliff-backed beaches of France. On heights of cliff seen in these pictures, a Nazi gun emplacement commanded commanded a vital sector of the beach below. At the assigned moment, the V. S. Army Rangers struck. At left, they are pictured as, with stealth and speed, they climb a narrow ladder up the cliff-face. cliff-face. cliff-face. Once atop the brow, they stormed the enemy, "immobilized'1 the gun. Closeup at right shows Rangers going up to consolidate position after wiping out Germans. But Yank Rangers Make It ;Vf7 "i "' 4-' 4-' 4-' 10

Clipped from Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record14 Jun 1944, WedPage 1

Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record (Bradford, Pennsylvania)14 Jun 1944, WedPage 1
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  • Photo of one of the places Rangers scaled Pointe-du-Hoc; taken a couple days after D-Day

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