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Monday, June 6, 2016

What To Do With Just One Day In Normandy; The WW2 Historian and the British at Pegasus Bridge

Normandy, Then and Now


Early morning – Bénouville

"Start as D-Day started, at Bénouville Bridge over the river Orne.  Doesn’t sound familiar? Its post-war name is Pegasus, taken from the flying horse emblem of the British Airborne Forces.  A little later than the Airborne arrived on that historic day, aim to be here for 9.30am.
What To Do With Just One Day In Normandy; The WW2 Historian


"This is a long day, but one that will stay with you forever. Best to plan ahead and have drinks, snacks and a packed lunch with you.  Useful museum and memorial links at the end of the article.

Early morning – Bénouville

"Start as D-Day started, at Bénouville Bridge over the river Orne.  Doesn’t sound familiar? Its post-war name is Pegasus, taken from the flying horse emblem of the British Airborne Forces.  A little later than the Airborne arrived on that historic day, aim to be here for 9.30am. 
Two bridges, gateways to Normandy
"Through the quiet of the inky black night 5 June 1944, 181 men in 6 Horsa gliders were towed from Dorset to capture two key bridges in Normandy near the coast.
"If the Germans kept control of the Bénouville and Ranville bridges they could reach the Allies landing on nearby Sword beach.  Under Allied control, the bridges were an essential gateway to Normandy and liberation.
D-Day part 2 Pegasus Bridge  . . . "One of the members of the 7th Battalion reinforcements was young actor Richard Todd who would, nearly two decades later, play Major Howard in the film The Longest Day."


Pegasus 2


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