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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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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were really impressed with this museum. There was a lot more to it than there looked from the outside. The inside of the museum has lots to look at and we thought the video was very good and informative, so definitely worth waiting for it to play again in English/French. The outside area was also bigger than we thought... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Make sure to catch this museum which has great information about this event in history. There is a very moving movie that is shown before you tour the site and it really touches your heart. There is a lot of interesting photos and the bridge itself is quite spectacular. There were several wreaths and memorials placed when we were there... More

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was one of the very best of the D-Day memorials we visited. The museum has a very well made scale model of the whole operation during the very early hours of D-Day. A young man presented an overview on the scale model. He followed up by taking us outside the building to the original Pegasus bridge on display close... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Memorial is a great place to visit with lots of really interesting information. There is a film (shown alternately in English and French) which is quite moving as well as lots of exhibits and photos about the D-day landings and the 101 squadron. There is the original bridge, as well as the original Bailey bridge which was initially erected... More

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Portland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

once you have read about what happened there on the 5th/6th of June 1944 then go inside to see all the memorabilia and think of the people,both soldiers and famous persons who have paid their respects, it is humbling to sit there,taking in the unique atmosphere

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you're in Normandy this a must, the exhibition and all the displays give a first class account of the action around the bridge, also it gives very poignant accounts about the life's of many people involved.

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Much more of a human touch than most museums, includes many personal stories, not just about the battle, but where individuals were born, what they trained as before the army, family, etc. Overall great place to visit, was of interest to whole family.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Somewhere you can be up close and see the bullet holes, the shrapnel damage. It really makes you think what these poor men went through and how brave they must have been. A very interesting museum a must see for anyone. Easy access we rode from ferry port along canal.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited here on our way to the ferry and it was an excellent way to end our holiday. The museum is well laid out and gives a real insight into the glider landings and taking of the bridge. Having a "full size" glider in situ and then markers highlighting where they landed helped in imagining what it was like.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a must visit for those following the D-Day landings trail. Particularly the original Pegasus bridge which has been re-erected in the grounds. Museum well priced too, as were all the museums I visited in Normandy.

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