The prominent heights of Pointe du Hoc on the Normandy coast were the scene of a desperate battle during the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. The strategic promontory overlooks Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east, making it an obvious choice for a coastal battery. To mark the anniversary of D-Day I thought I’d share some photos I took during a visit to the site.
I’ve previously posted battlefield guides for two of the most famous battlefields in Europe; Omaha Beach and Waterloo. Today’s guide is for a lesser known battlefield, but one that is a lot closer to home – at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. Known today […]
Today is D-Day. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy on 6th June 1944. The original non-metaphorical D-Day. To commemorate this day of days I thought I’d share some of my personal experiences from a […]
Today is a pretty big anniversary for history geeks, it is the 197th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. So yes, there will be some pretty big commemorations in another three years when the bicentenary rolls around. To mark this historic day I thought I’d post a bit […]