This blog chronicles a Region 15 student and his teacher as they participated in National History Day's institute for teachers and students. In June 2013, fifteen student/teacher teams are engaging in a rigorous study of D-Day and World War II, bringing them to historic sites in Washington DC and Paris/Normandy, France.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
June 22: Craters at Pointe du Hoc
The craters are from the bombing attacks from the Allied forces. In addition to trying to clear out the Germans, the craters also gave the Allied soldiers protection. From these pictures you can see the difficulty the Allies encountered trying to climb up from the beach under heavy fire. It is amazing they were able to accomplish this mission!