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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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A must visit if you are in the region. The first bridge and first building to be liberated in June 1944. To stand on the actual bridge is spine tingling. What is rrally good are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must visit if you are in the region. The first bridge and first building to be liberated in June 1944. To stand on the actual bridge is spine tingling. What is rrally good are the personal stories of individual soldiers, not only on that fateful day but also how it effected thier lives afterwards. A short walk from the... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was one of the best I have ever visited. Its structure and layout were phenomenal and everything was well presented and easy to read and see. The outside section was particularly well designed with the bridge as the centrepiece. Has a lovely little shop at the end of the visit. If you are interested in the slightest by... More 

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Virginia USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It is remarkable to stand where the first British glider came to rest and realize that it is just a few yards for the bridge. It is equally remarkable to see the markers of the other two gliders’ landing locations and to realize the tremendous skill of all the pilots in executing this feat. This memorial is a testimony to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent Museum and Memorial. Very informative with Film and static displays. Individual stories made this operation very human scale and personal. Not to be missed

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great Memorial /Museum lots of good stuff to see very well presented . Eat at the small Café across the new bridge on the left Great omelettes.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There is nothing more I can add that has not already been said. truly inspiring actions taken by inspirational men, and thank god they did.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is easy to find and well worth the visit. You get a good understanding of what the men went through to get there and the original bridge is seen in the garden of the museum.

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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Well worth the visit. Terrific displays inside and more than enough commentary to put you right in the picture. Has some of the best kept vehicles of the 1944 landing as well as a replica of one of the gliders. Great shop on the way out. Admission is 8.50 which is quite reasonable. Plenty of parking and only a short... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After visiting the Caen memorial museum we drove here. It isn't far from Caen at all. The original bridge is in the garden of the museum, y can still see bullet holes! A very interesting museum which expands on the role of the gliders in the WW2. We watched a very interesting film about the British securing the bridge from... More 

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Houston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The museum is easy to find and has plenty of parking nearby. The entrance fee is reasonable. The inside part of the museum has a huge wealth of information about the capture of the bridge and D-Day itself. The film is particularly well done. Outside there is the original bridge (having been replaced after D-Day and appearance in 'The Longest... More 

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