We travel with our tour group on various World War II vehicles from Omaha Beach to Pointe du Hoc along the Normandy coast.
Remnants of prefabricated bridges towed in pieces across the English Channel by the Allied troops and assembled just off shore.
The Atlantic Wall was a system of fortifications built by Nazi Germany along the western coast of Europe as a defense against an anticipated Allied invasion. The Wall primarily consisted of batteries, bunkers, and minefields. As part of the Atlantic Wall, the prominent clifftop location known as Pointe du Hoc was fortified by the Germans. On D-Day, the United States Army Ranger Assault Group successfully assaulted Point du Hoc after scaling the cliffs there.
Gaping craters in the earth remain where American bombs landed scattering pieces of steel reinforced concrete from German bunkers.