Rangers scale cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc

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Rangers scale cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc - Rangers Capture Batteries On 200-Foot 200-Foot...
Rangers Capture Batteries On 200-Foot 200-Foot 200-Foot Cliff Top With Allied Forces in France, June 6 UP) (Delayed) American Rangers, in one of the high spots of the invasion, captured German batteries near a forbidding chalk and shale cliff rising 200 feet above the beach on this broad Normandy front. To make matters worse for the Rangers the cliff was undercut and jutted out at the top. It formed such a natural obstacle that it had been said an old lady with a broom could defend the point and sweep intruders back.

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  1. The Gazette and Daily,
  2. 08 Jun 1944, Thu,
  3. Page 19

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