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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

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Address: avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02 31 78 19 44
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A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured...

A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.

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Where the whole thing began.

The liberation of Europe I mean. Where the very first combat troops (British glider troops) landed in France just after midnight on d-day. If you already know the story then I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The liberation of Europe I mean. Where the very first combat troops (British glider troops) landed in France just after midnight on d-day. If you already know the story then I have no need to remind you here. If you don't know then you blinking well should. The museum and exhibits have been enhanced and improved since my last visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very warm welcome, very good English, told about the movie screening and tour so you didn't miss anything. Had seen the film many times but our guide had met men that had been there on D-Day and took the bridge so was able to tell us the real account of that night. She was a very good speaker and... More 

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Isle of Man
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a really good museum with a lovely mix of things to look at. The film was marvelous and I learned a lot. Very well put together and good value at 7.50 EUR

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Thank Manninagh
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of those places you just have to visit if you're in Normandy. Great exhibits and stories, and lots of memorabilia!

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Thank Nick J
Belsele, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the shadow of the Pegasus bridge, you’ll find this small museum. It pays tribute to the brave men who risked their lives to take this bridge over the Canal as well as the nearby bridge over the Orne in the early hours of June 6th, 1944. They successfully fulfilled their mission to capture the bridges intact and maintain their... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good film introducing the events of D-day and then a guided tour in english which was very informative. Great displays.

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Thank Andrea S
St Helier Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely, peaceful memorial commemorating the men who risked their lives during WW2. A well kept and tranquil spot, most fitting of the efforts of all involved

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like WW2 history, you will like it here. There is so much history and so much information available about Pegasus Bridge and the soldiers that protected it. It's not a huge museum but there is still plenty to see and if you go outside, you can walk along the original bridge that was taken apart and re-assembled in... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many people know about Pegasus Bridge and its history, but it is worth visiting this museum to find out all about it. This goes through the lead up to the battle for the bridge. The original bridge is in the grounds of the museum along with numerous other artifacts which are magnificent.

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Thank Kenwyoung
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here on our way back from Vannes having stayed in Ouistreham. The museum is inspiring and the film and commentary from the hostess was brilliant. We saw a reconstructed horsa glider and stood on the bridge itself. Don't forget to visit the actual landing sites over the road. One not to miss if you are visiting the... More 

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