Smartphone users can now experience the history of Pointe du Hoc and tour the World War II D-Day landing site in France with the American Battle Monuments Commission free Pointe du Hoc mobile app.
The GPS-enabled application allows virtual visitors to experience the site where U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, destroyed a critical German battery and took control of the coastal highway, playing a crucial role in the Allied success of D-Day. The app is perfect for those seeking a guided-tour of Pointe du Hoc or those who simply want to learn more about the battle.
The Pointe du Hoc app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and can be found in the iTunes store or Google Play . With the app, users can:
Use GPS-enabled mapping to walk Pointe du Hoc and see the German observation bunker, the 155mm gun emplacements, the antiaircraft gun position and more;
Learn the story of the U.S. Army Rangers from the 2nd and 5th Battalion that fought this battle;
Listen to Rangers recount their D-Day stories;
See historic photos from June 6, 1944; and
Understand how the battle of Pointe du Hoc served a critical role in the Allied success of D-Day.
The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by Congress in 1923, manages 24 overseas military cemeteries and 25 memorials, monuments and markers. Nearly all specifically honor those who served in World War I and World War II.
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