Rangers on D-Day

Here is a gripping account of the Ranger assault on Pointe-du-Huc, June 6, 1944, told by two men who played a key role in its success. Their mission was to take out a battery of large artillery pieces that would have wreaked havoc on the incoming invasion force.

After two days, only 90 of the original 225 Rangers who had led the assault on Pointe-du-Hoc were still able to man their positions.

A little factoid to make this event more relevant to today’s video generation: This assault is commemorated in the popular first-person shooter game, Call of Duty 2.

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