The Significance of Pointe du Hoc:
Situated just between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, the Pointe du Hoc dominates the sea of its vertical cliff from 25 to 30 meters high. It is set with a battery: 6 French 155 mm howitzers are installed on plates
It is necessary to Rudderture this battery since it represents a threat for two landing beaches (Omaha and Utah).
As 40,000 allied troops are set to land at the Utah and Omaha beaches, this point represents the greatest danger to all of them.
Rangers storm the Pointe du Hoc using ladders and ropes.