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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

Avenue du Major Howard | Ranville, 14 860 Ranville, France
02 31 78 19 44
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Ranville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We should never forget what this generation did, this place helps is remember. You can touch and feel the bridge as the young fellas did 70 years ago

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An excellent museum with lots to see and a good film too. Really puts the whole of the operation into its full context - more than just two bridges. The displays are well laid out and the outdoor exhibits make this a place well worth spending time at - don't rush it there is too much to see if you... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum at very good value telling the story of what happened here in the early hours of 6th June 1944. Very moving!

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Always wanted to visit Pegasus bridge since reading the book as it was such a pivotal part in the success of the d day landings.. The bridge itself has been replaced by a larger more sturdy replica. The actual bridge is in the museum which is an excellent visit. €7 each entry fee is well worth the money . There... More

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Elton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It takes some believing that this is where the first Allied soldier was to die on D Day and that this is where the great march started. Look to the side of where the old bridge was and see the small area where those brave pilots guided their gliders down in blackness not knowing if the Germans had booby trapped... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Encounter real history, learn about the real people that took part in the world wars. The museum is an interesting mixture of memorabilia, real exhibits and video footage. It's a moment in time to understand the heroics involved from the military and the local people. Stand on Pegasus bridge and see a Bailey bridge, and understand how it works. See... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Often, it's difficult to envisage what D-Day was truly like - it quickly disappears into a muddle of big numbers, colours on maps, and crowded cemeteries. This helps you to focus on just one part of it - the Battle of Pegasus Bridge - and so helps give a sense of perspective on the broader campaign. There is a real... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Crossing Pegasus Bridge (though I later found out it was a replacement bridge) actually gave me goosebumps, I felt so emotional just crossing it there were tears in my eyes. It was surreal just standing on the footbridge looking out up the river imagining what had gone on in those early hours of 6.6.44. It really made you proud to... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

To learn about the various platoons who were involved in the war, the museum is the place to be. It's not too big but packed with information and is wheelchair friendly too. For the history of the bridge, this is the place to be and to say thank you to those who gave their lives for our liberty.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum has a pretty low admission fee, that is totally worth it. A lot of nice details about the war and in specific the pegasus bridge. A nice personal touch is given together with the facts. Ranked amongst the best musea I've ever been to.

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