Pegasus Bridge, Ranville

#9 of 96 in Historic Sites in Calvados
Must see · Bridge · Historic Site
Renamed in 1944, the name of Pegasus Bridge honors British airborne forces who wore a shoulder emblem of a flying Pegasus during the D-Day invasions. You can view the original bridge, built in 1934, in the park grounds of the Pegasus Museum. Some people call this the "Bridge of the Longest Day," due to its capture by British forces during their most famous mission. Start your trip to Ranville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • What an amazing place. So much history from WW2 here. The museum is really good, and you can see the landing places of the Horsa Gliders over the road in the fields. You HAVE to visit.  more »
  • The bonus after you have visited the museum is that you get to cross on the new Pegasus Bridge. The bridge in itself is perhaps nothing to see, but when you have learned more about the story you do...  more »
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