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. Using our custom trip planner, Ranville attractions like Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very nice with lots of stories and items to see. Take time to wander in the latter and so interested in this period of our country and this region of France.
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  • There is quite a bit of memorable atifacts to view here. As it can be a struggle to find anything British  more »
  • The Pegasius memorial is located at the place where the first soldiers landed in Normandy with their gliders. A place where you can see many items, vehicle and aircraft carrying the first fighters parachuted near the Pegasus Bridge, the original of which is in the grounds of the Museum.
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  • The Scene of the first D-day invasion target. Superb invasion museum. The original Pegasus bridge is part of the museum. The action / invasion is also featured in the film "The Longest Day" i was surprised how true to reality the film was. Great credit goes to the glider pilots. Go visit. The wee cafe next to the new bridge is run by a lady whose family lived in that and she actually witnessed the taking of this bridge.
  • Impressive museum dedicated to the 6th Airborne and the British D-Day effort in Normandy. The museum is not overwhelming but there is anyone to take in. I recommend taking one of the free guided tours which lasts about 20 minutes but walks you through the key parts of the mission. The replica horsa glider and burnt out original are amazing to see knowing what they accomplished. Definitely worth a visit if you have time.
  • The original bridge is actually in the museum which was really fascinating. Our tour guide shared some really interesting stories from soldiers with us. Well worth a visit!
  • Very well kept memorial. The atmosphere is very respectable and academic. The staff is very friendly and informative. There’s lots of little extra besides the actual Pegasus Bridge. There was lots of parking in November, it was quiet inside and very easy to navigate.
  • Great museum with lots of personal stories off the raid 2 secure the bridge. the original Bridge is in the museum right beside the newer Bridge
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