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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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Does just what it needs to. Lots to see, read and experience inside, the original bridge outside and a life size replica of the glider. Amazing information. Little shop for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Does just what it needs to. Lots to see, read and experience inside, the original bridge outside and a life size replica of the glider. Amazing information. Little shop for souvenirs too. Clean toilets. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Well informed museum a must for everyone.the staff were very helpful and to walk on the real pegasus bridge was very moving.just don't give any money to the cafe goundee over the road as she is very rude and the food is very poor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are about 20 different museums about WWII in Normandy. If you only go to the big one in Caen, you will miss a lot. Pegasus Memorial Museum deals the incredible story of the taking and holding of the Pegasus Bridge by British paratroops and gliders. The entire concept of the operation is hard to believe but then to pull... More 

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I find it very difficult to understand how anyone can fail to be moved when visiting this museum. The museum is not just a collection of exhibits; it is a memorial to the brave soldiers who landed in six gliders just after midnight on June 6th 1944 in order to capture the two bridges. This was the first step in... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This museum tells the story of what happened around the bridge and why it is of such significance. There are plenty of artefacts, and interesting film, and then-and-now stories of the men that were there at the time. The film alternates between being shown in French and English every 15 minutes or so and will bring a tear to you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Anyone who has seen the film ' The Longest Day' is well acquainted with the scenes concerning the bravery of the British 6th Airborne Division and the taking of the Benouville Bridge ( Pegasus Bridge ) on the night of 5th/6th of June, 1944. Apparently, when the film was made the real bridge was still standing and was used in... More 

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Camberley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is well worth a visit. The museum is really informative and there is more to see outside. We had 2 talks from a very well informed member of staff about the raid and the gliders. At the bridge itself there are a number of memorials to see. You get a real sense of the operation and how brave these... More 

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Wootton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We didn't go to the museum - however the area around Pegasus Bridge holds a lot of information in what occurred. It is defiinelty worth a visit to the Café which was the first to be liberated by the Allied forces. Only 5mins away is a War Cemetery for the British and Commonwealth personnel that dies here - which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very interesting and descriptive exhibition. Well worth a visit, and spend as much time as you can. Go outside to the glider landing sites , come back in, see what those brave men achieved for our freedom. !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very interesting and we especially liked the personal stories of many of the men. After seeing a Horsa glider I feel that they were even braver than I first thought. They appeared to be made of balsa wood - I'm not sure I'd have wanted to fly in one - knowing that the best outcome would be that it would... More 

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