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With all of the Normandy content that I've been uploading lately, you knew that this had to be coming eventually ?. Those of you who have been to Pointe du Hoc might be surprised (or in my case, a little saddened) to see some of the changes that they are making to the site. Either way, I hope that you enjoy the visit.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXsOUdoU4vg&t=4s

 

Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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Excellent, James! Keep 'em coming!

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Very cool, thanks again..! Yeah that’s what the weather was like when we were there in September. :)

The Pointe is now American Soil (like the Cemeteries), so maybe they are getting ready for some refurbishment..?

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Nicely done, thanks for the virtual tour and your insights.

 

Thanks! Glad that you enjoyed it. Wish that I could've done more there.

 

Excellent, James! Keep 'em coming!

 

Appreciate that!

Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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Very cool, thanks again..! Yeah that’s what the weather was like when we were there in September. :)

 

The Pointe is now American Soil (like the Cemeteries), so maybe they are getting ready for some refurbishment..?

 

One of the workers there told me that it was for safety reasons. Too many clumsy people slipping and falling in the shell craters I guess.

Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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So Pointe du Hoc is US territory? That's interesting and it surprises me that France would give it up. I can see the reasoning behind an American cemetery being turned over. Maybe we should ask for Paris.

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So Pointe du Hoc is US territory? That's interesting and it surprises me that France would give it up. I can see the reasoning behind an American cemetery being turned over. Maybe we should ask for Paris.

This is what we were told in September 2019 whole we were there, and I think it is under the jurisdiction of the ABMC....I will confirm this anyway and report back.

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