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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

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Address: Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
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Description: A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who...
A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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Pegasus Bridge

What a great place to visit and walk the ground where the soldiers of D-Day fought and died. I've read the stories, I've seen the movie, but, none of it is like actually being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Alamosa, Colorado

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Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a great place to visit and walk the ground where the soldiers of D-Day fought and died. I've read the stories, I've seen the movie, but, none of it is like actually being there. A must see.

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Love this museum, spacious, well laid out. Some really good displays and information boards that cover the attack on Pegasus Bridge by the British Airborne troops in preparation for the breakout from the beaches on D-Day. The original bridge is in the grounds along with various armaments and a horsa glider that you can look in. Some very nice memorials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The original bridge has been moved to the museum adjacent to where it originally stood, and it's worth the 7 euros to go in to the museum to see the bridge, the Horsa glider and to find out all about the logistics of the taking of the bridge

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Without doubt worth a visit. Superb museum, packed with information & things to see. Very humbling to read about that night in 1944. A must do if in Normandy.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The memorial is very respectful and well done. The best part is the markers that indicate how close the gliders landed to the bridge.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The above title might seem cryptic and contradictory; however, this is a museum that has loads in it with plenty of information and exhibits and many personal items donated by members of the different regiments that took part in the Pegasus Bridge, and surrounding area, operations. It's well laid out and there is good explanation of what the items are... More 

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Unlike the other Trip Advisor attraction (Pegasus Bridge), this is the actual memorial and the actual bridge that the British commandos secured on D-Day. The memorial also includes some static displays of an aircraft and ground vehicles. It's only 150 meters from the current bridge (over the river); the D-Day Pegasus bridge is now on display in the memorial's park.

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malaga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum is a must for anyone visiting the area. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive with relation to the assault on D Day. The tanks and guns outside are extremely varied and of all the nationalities who took part in the battle. The original Pegasus Bridge is here, the bridge now being used to span the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was our first stop at a war memorial in Normandy. The museum is small but the entrance fee is too. Lots of information, particularly lots of personal stories about the men who served in the British invasion force. Overall a great experience. Would highly recommend.

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Nuneaton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is one of the best museums dedicated to WW2 battles in Normandy. Knew the basics about Pegasus but this tastefully put together collection of exhibits crosses all the T's and dots all the I's! Extremely informative and very very emotional, this will remain in the memory for ever, which proves it is doing exactly what it is meant to... More 

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Address: Address: Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Ranville

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