Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Ranville

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The story of the capture of Pegasus Bridge is well covered at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), where exhibits include the original Pégasus Bridge and a Horsa Glider. This battle was a remarkable achievement of the Glider Pilot regiment and the 6th British Airborne. Several monuments to the 6th British Airborne are beside the bridge. With our online itinerary creator, Ranville attractions like Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This site will help you understand the stunning efforts of the small group of Allied soldiers who captured this, the first site in France liberated on the night of 5/6 June 1944. Take note of how big ...  more »
  • Beautiful design, map of the area of the landings and explanatory film. Outdoor part. Easy parking. Centered on the operation to secure the bridges over the Orne by British paratroopers. Very well done.
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  • Excellent and knowledgeable staff contribute greatly to an informative and moving memorial to some very brave people. The exhibits/displays are sympathetically and poignantly presented. I was also imp...  more »
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  • Really a must see if you are doing the D-day bits. Really nice site with the original bridge at the back in excellent condition. This was the first place to be liberated during the invasion on D-day and a historic site. They have quite a lot of info on the gliders including a full size mock up and part of an original fuselage (gliders are how the troops landed here)
  • A tastefully maintained small museum to the people involved in the liberation of the surrounding area and the taking of the Pegasus Bridge.
  • Impressive, large, very friendly personal. Must go, must see
  • I was at the Pegasus Memorial on June 24, 2015 and it was one of the highlights of my Normandy battlefields tour. If you have any knowledge of WWII or D-Day or have ever watched the movie "The Longest Day", Pegasus Bridge is a must see location on the Normandy coast. To actually walk out onto the preserved original bridge where the fighting took place was both a solemn and exhilarating experience. I highly recommend a visit here to see one of the places where history was made!
  • Excellent museum, so much information and very helpful staff