This is my Pointe Du Hoc diorama. It is my latest and greatest creation. It also kinda got turned into a narrative. So please enjoy and please comment!
About this creation
The sea crashes against the cliffs below, the wind wistles in your ears. if you listen closely there is a sound in the distance, it is the sound of war. Men crying, in fear, in pain, in anger. The metalic noise of machines designed to kill. The smell of blood wafts over to you on a gentle breaze. The date is June 6th 1944, D-Day and the place is Pointe Do Hoc. It is a key Nazi artillery position with a vantage on the Omaha and Utah beaches. The 2nd Rangers Battalion has been tasked with scillencing the German guns.
The intrepid Rangers have scaled the 100 foot cliff and have taken alot of fire from the Nazis, but strangely less than expected.
Luckily only one was wounded and he is being helped by the medic.
Once on top they eliminated the sparse resistance. But thats whats strange, for a key artillery position there was surprisingly little ressistance. Whats stranger is the question on everyones minds,'Where is the artillery?'
The arial photographs showed long range cannons here, but now there gone!
Hey, wait a second! Those sneaky Nazis have replaced the guns with telephone poles! So now the question remains, 'Where is the artillery?'
Ah-Ha! There it is, those sneaky Nazis have moved it back, further inland!
Do the intrepid Rangers realize this? No, there scratching heads and checking maps.
Oh no, the Germans have there artillery all lined up to fire on the helpless soldiers on the beaches!
Those sneaky Nazis even have MG-42s lined up to cut down all attackers!
Theyve set up an amo depot! theres enough amo here to attack the helpless soldiers on the beaches all day long!
The Germans even have Panzerfaust anti-tank launchers! There prepared to take out anything the intrepid Rangers send there way!
Those sneaky Nazis are setting up their head quarters in a local farm house!
Theyve taken the farmer and his wife and are going to execute them! Can the intrepid Rangers arrive in time to save the day?
BLAM! Guess not, but where ARE the Rangers?
Their still scratching their heads. Hurry up there are lives at stake!
A corporal guarding the door salutes as the leuteinant enters for an important meeting
A radio operator recieves coordinates for the guns from a foward artillery observer
The leuteinant and his sergeants meet to assign targets As new tartgets arrive over the radio, the Germans split up zones to focus fire on for each gun.
When the meeting ends each sergeant marches off to his respective gun battery
Oh No! The cannons are opening up, raining down shells on the helpless soldiers on the beach! Where are the intrepid Rangers?
Hey, theyve got it together! They're assigning a patrol to go scout for the artillery! Yay intrepid Rangers!
The patrol has found the artillery. Boy are they close!
They return, out of breath, to their leuteinant and report what they saw.
The leuteinant is organizing a raid! Looks like those sneaky Nazis wont be in buisness much longer!
The attack begins! The intrepid Rangers charge the German front lines!
Taken completely by surprise the artillery crews retreat and are quickly gunned down!
Oh No! The one sneaky Nazi sergeant that remained has shot an intrepid Ranger!
The leuteinant leaves two men to stand gaurd and takes another one into the house with him.
Oh No! The sneaky Nazi leuteinant has gunned down the intrepid Ranger!
The other soldier rushes in and avenges his leuteinant! Seeing his officer fall the radio operator surrenders.
We win! Yay, intrepid Rangers!
But at what cost?
Here are our intrepid Rangers! Go USA!
Here are those sneaky Nazis we all know and love.
Everyone take a bow!
Oh Dear! They're at it again!
Thank you for reading and please comment! =)
(Oh, P.S. this isnt exactly a biography of the event so certain details in the plot might be off, I DONT CARE!)
Quoting Private G
Very nice, but the Germans wouldn't kill the farmer or his wife, they would let them go (but kick them out of the house)
Your right, it does kind of portray the Nazis as super evil (or super sneaky!), but then again that was the effect I was looking for here, to make this whole comic look a little, well, comical! Thanks for commenting! =)