D-Day At Pointe-Du-Hoc
Airs Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, May 22, 2020
Credit: Courtesy of World War II Foundation
“D-Day At Pointe-Du-Hoc” tells the remarkable story of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger battalion. Led by Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder, the soldiers scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on June 6, 1944 to destroy six German cannons situated halfway between Omaha and Utah Beaches.
Many believed it was a suicidal mission for the men involved.
Narrated by actor David McCallum ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and NCIS) and featuring interviews with surviving veterans from the Pointe-Du-Hoc assault, the documentary chronicles the dangerous and daring mission.
Weaving together the first-hand accounts, striking drone footage of the English Channel approach and imposing Pointe cliffs, and rare archival footage of the 2nd Rangers preparing for action, “D-Day At Pointe-Du-Hoc” shares an incredible story of adversity and courage from World War II.
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