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A steep ascent and three days of resistance
The steep cliffs of the Pointe du Hoc, 82 to 98 ft (25 to 30 m) high, were climbed practically by hand by the 225 US Rangers who landed on early June 6, 1944. From the beach, one can see the small overhang lined with round rocks from which they attempted to scale the eastern cliff under heavy fire of grenades and grapeshot. The Germans withdrew, but the Rangers had to endure the attacks of the 1st and 4th battalions of the 352nd artillery division. They held out for three days before reinforcements came to rescue the 90 survivors.
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