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Pegasus Bridge Museum - Ranville - Caen - France - World War II - D-day - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com

The Pegasus Bridge was one of the first places that the Allied troops landed on D-day. This bridge had to be taken to secure the D-day beaches against German attacks from the north. This museum shows the fascinating history of the paratrooper/glider operation. Furthermore the bridge itself - and the area around it - show a lot of the history from June 1944.
 
Ranville - Caen

The new Pegasus Bridge in the background. Stones like the one to the right shows now close to the bridge that the gliders landed on the night of D-day.

The new Pegasus Bridge in the background. Stones like the one to the right shows now close to the bridge that the gliders landed on the night of D-day. 
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The old (original) Pegasus Bridge is now a part of the Pegasus Memorial Museum.

The old (original) Pegasus Bridge is now a part of the Pegasus Memorial Museum. 
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A full size replica of a Horsa glider is a part of the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum.

A full size replica of a Horsa glider is a part of the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum.      
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Information about the Horsa glider at the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum

Information about the Horsa glider at the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum.  
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A Jeep used by the Allied forces at the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum.

A Jeep used by the Allied forces at the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum.  
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Morter and Bren machinegun at the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum

Mortar and Bren machinegun used by the Allied forces at the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum.  
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