"The Pointe du Hoc was a vital position on the Atlantic Wall manned by the troops of Fiel-marshall Rommel ; its casemates of concrete several feet thick, contained six 155 mm guns, capable of firing on Omaha Beach and, even further away on Utah Beach at the foot of the Cherbourg Peninsula.."
"On 6th June, at 7:10 am, 225 Rangers, quite unexpected, landed and heroically scaled the cliffs 90 feet high.."
"The Rangers struggled on for two long days and when these heroes were finally reinforced by troops which landed on the night of 7th and 8th June, only 90 of them remained, many of whom were wounded.."
"The Normandy American Cemetery is one of 14 permanent American World War II military cemeteries on foreign soil. The government of France granted use of this land, in perpetuity, as a permanent burial ground."
"The graves area contains ten grave plots, five on each side of the main mall. interred within them are the remains of 9,387 servicemen and women. Three hundred and seven of which are unknowns (whose remain could not be identified).. The Precisely aligned headstones against the immaculately maintained emerald green lawn convey an unforgettable feeling of peace and serenity." "Overlooking Omaha Beach, this place is conducive to meditation and remembrance. A chapel and a memorial add the finishing touch to this moving scene."
"The Caen Peace Memorial is a unique site dedicated to the history of the 20th century, from the Second World War through to the end of the Cold War, and a reflection on the challenges of the 21st century, including peace, geopolitical stakes, the environment."
NOTE: THIS TOUR WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED ON JUNE 6TH, DECEMBER 24TH, 25TH, 31ST AND JAN 1ST.
Tour Price Includes:
. Season: All Year Round
. Scheduled days: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
. Departures: From 6:30 am
. Duration: Approximately 12 hours
. Pick up point: From your accommodation in Paris
. Return point: To your accommodation in Paris
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CONTENT: extract from The D-Day Landings and The Battle of Normandy; Normandy American Cemetery Documentation; Pointe du Hoc Rangers Museum Documentation