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Pegasus Bridge, Ranville

#10 of 44 in Historic Sites in Calvados
Bridge Historic Site
Renamed in 1944, the name of Pegasus Bridge honors British airborne forces who wore a shoulder emblem of a flying Pegasus during the D-Day invasions. You can view the original bridge, built in 1934, in the park grounds of the Pegasus Museum. Some people call this the "Bridge of the Longest Day," due to its capture by British forces during their most famous mission. Make Pegasus Bridge a part of your Ranville vacation plans using our Ranville tour planner.
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  • Pegasus-this was the first important landmark, which was occupied by the allies, after the allied landings. It could be at least two minds, how "great" the Memorial is next to the bridge, next to the plastic military gun, at least not for me herkistänyt. This in normal traffic on the this is not the original Pegasus Bridge, but it is a copy. The original bridge you will find the nearby Pegasus Memorial Museum from the garden. A bitter joke, the first by a charitable trust, the bridge, which I've only been playing has been ...
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  • The bridge currently spanning the Caen Canal is new....wider and longer than the one that was fought over in WWII. It was built to resemble the original, but to be more efficient with today's cars and...  more »
  • Stopped at the Café Gondree, for some lunch and was fascinated by the bridge, which we were lucky to see raise up. Couple of little gift shops in the immediate area and of course the Café Gondree. The...  more »
  • Another great place in memory of d-day. Unfortunately I n was not able to visit the Museum as the bike rack was too fragile and couldn't maintain my loaded bicycle...
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  • Fortunately there was a d-day for us
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