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The boys of Pointe du Hoc : Ronald Reagan, D-Day and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion

by Brinkley, Douglas.

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The heavy U.S. and British warships poised in the English Channel had eighteen targets on their bombardment list for D-Day morning. The 100-foot promontory known as Pointe du Hoc--where six big German guns were ensconced--was number one. General Omar Bradley called knocking out the Nazi defenses at... Full description

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