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Pegasus Bridge

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Address: avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
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+33 2 31 78 19 44

A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis...

A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis towards the end of World War II, located on the grounds of the Pegasus Memorial.

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Great site!

Always busy, try to park before you cross the bridge. Make sure you visit the Major Howard site at the other side. Try cafe Gondrée to have a (expensive) coffee.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always busy, try to park before you cross the bridge. Make sure you visit the Major Howard site at the other side. Try cafe Gondrée to have a (expensive) coffee.

Thank Possie1982
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We begin our WWII tours here...with as many as forty in our tour groups. Many American WWII history enthusiasts are only vaguely familiar with this history. Museum location and parking is superb... you're right where the glider landings occurred. The design of the museum... with the outline of glider wings.. is a great photo op. Museum is very accessible... both... More 

Thank DogTagTours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband found a picture of his father in he museum, didn't know it was there, Dorset regiment , was amazing , what those men and women went through, so much history in one place, took plenty of pictures, TrueType a place to remember for the rest of our life's, sorry no pictures never had this pad then , they... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very historical location, still an active bridge (though not original), but original is in the museum closeby.

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South Chailey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SUPERB!!! Must see site the mesueum was very well laid out and the presentation by a local young lady gave an insite into how much deserved respect there is in the area for these hero's. Very moving. The café opposite is also a must see as it was the 1st building liberated in 1944.

Thank paulandp0lly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pegasus bridge was the site of a British glider landing during Operation Overlord, and the first place 'liberated' on June 5, 1944 (before midnight). The raid itself was a daring effort to guarantee the free movement of troops into Normandy, once the beachheads were established and was a smashing success. This operation is portrayed in both "The Longest Day"... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site of the first place captured by the Allies on the night leading into D-Day. Pegasus Bridge is a tiny area and seeing the places on the ground where the assault gliders landed with fantastic precision and seeing where the troops captured the positions was awe inspiring. Our whole party kept shaking our heads with amazement at the courage... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove a bit out of our way to see the Pegasus Bridge and were glad that we did. Neither of us had ever seen that type of bridge before and it's historical significance cannot be forgotten.

Thank Gurney B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge is not the original, but the site most certainly is. There are markers showing where each of the three gliders landed on D-Day, and a bust of Major John Howard, head elevated, looking towards the bridge him and his men took that night is a fine one. You do get a sense of the amazing achievements of that... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The first part of France to be liberated, the story of it's capture, and how it was held, is better than any book or film, an incredible feat.

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