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Tip Goose

Pointe du Hoc is perhaps the most famous promontory of France. Tip Goose, in the local language, is located on the coast of Normandy and was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in history during the Battle of Normandy: the one on the beach called Omaha Beach.

At dawn on June 6, 1944, the elite troops of the U.S. Army, the Rangers, assaulted the cliff about 30 meters high and extended for about six and a half kilometers, trying the impossible: to climb the rock and destroy lines German in the barricaded bunker on top.

Without the sacrifice of many of the soldiers Stars and Stripes, the weapons of the enemy Teutonic bets on the beach, they would have decimated the men landed with amphibious vehicles from ships of large tonnage off the coast of Normandy.

With great difficulty some of the Rangers reached the summit of Point du Hoc: although few bewildered and broke up the German resistance, already weakened by air and naval bombardments, and began to seep into the interior where the survivors were joined two days later by the troops landed in Omaha Beach. The invasion had been successful.

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