Va., Dec. 19 —Experience
the history of Pointe du Hoc, and tour this World War II D-Day landing site in
France with the Pointe du Hoc mobile application. Built for both iPhone and Android devices, this
GPS-enabled application allows you to experience the site, where U.S. Army
Rangers scaled the 100 ft. 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 first smartphone app from the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC),
this free app serves as a tour guide to the site, and ensures ABMC tells the
story of the Rangers on that fateful day. “It’s our mission to tell the story
of those that died in battle, to honor those that gave their lives in war,”
said Max Cleland, ABMC Secretary. “This smartphone application gives us a new
tool to tell that story, a way to guarantee the courage and legacy of the 2nd
and 5th Ranger Battalions lives on.”
for those touring this crater-pocked landscape that still bears the scars of
battle, this app helps preserve the memory and spirit of the Army Rangers
through 11 tour stops and seven points of interest. Perfect for those seeking a
guided-tour of Pointe du Hoc or those who simply want to learn more about the
battle, download the
Pointe du Hoc App from iTunes or download the
Pointe du Hoc App from Google Play to:
GPS-enabled mapping to walk Pointe du Hoc, and see the German Observation
Bunker, the 155mm Gun Emplacements, the Antiaircraft Gun Position, and more.
to Rangers recount their stories from this fateful day.
historic photos from June 6, 1944 and see the faces of those that scaled the
how the battle of Pointe du Hoc contributed to the Allied success on D-Day.
you’re visiting France and walking the site, or you’re in your living room,
learn the story of the competence, courage, and sacrifice of the U.S. Army
Rangers on June 6, 1944 at Pointe du Hoc.
In 2013 ABMC will launch a French language version of this app for both iPhone
and Android devices, and ABMC will launch a web version of the app that will be
available on www.abmc.gov.