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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Ranville
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Owner description: A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Excellent museum, staff very friendly. Extremely interesting and great tour around by members of staff. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Second time I've been managed to listen to the tour guide who was interning and informative explaining just what went on there

Thank pa-jat
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This museum had everything, from the moving stories of the men involved, objects from the time (including the original bridge) and a life size model of the gilder that would have been flown.
The young girl that led the tour spoke excellent English, she was very knowledgeable and kept the group involved by asking us questions / prompting involvement from us. The tour was led outside the museum in the grounds. There is a film played inside the museum which gives you the background and details of the landing.
When you have finished in the museum I would recommend walking over to the current bridge where there are three small monuments which makes the landing positions of the three gliders. This in itself is really incredible, as you just can begin to comprehend how these men managed to land their gliders in such close proximity to the bridge in the middle of the night.

Thank RobandGem_22
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

One of the most emotional parts for me was reading the stories of the survivors throughout the museum. It's Amazing to hear their stories.

Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

For British visitors to Normandy, this is a "must see" along with the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches. Start your visit by crossing to the landing field on the other side of the road where there are small monuments marking the landing positions of the 3 gliders, and then ask yourselves how can you possibly land 3 x 7 ton gliders with 30 troops on board each in such a tight space, at night, and when you've never seen it before. As a retired RAF pilot and current glider pilot, I am just in awe! The nearest glider came to rest just two wingspans from the bridge. Visiting Russian officers in July 1944 insisted that it had to be a "put up job" by the British as what was presented was not, in their opinion, credible.

The museum is well laid out and with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. The original bridge is in the grounds of the museum, from which you'll see that the current day bridge is a good replica. Lots of models and interesting photos and narrative. It will take anyone at least an hour to go round, and significantly longer for aviation buffs. Not to be missed.

1  Thank RogerM99
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