Pegasus Memorial Museum / Mémorial Pegasus in Ranville (Normandy, France)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 49° 14.533 W 000° 16.308
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Quick Description: In small town Ranville in Normandy you can find very interesting WW-II museum - Mémorial Pegasus. The museum is to remember the 6th Airborne Division of General Sir Richard Gale in Normandy atd especially to famous "Battle for Pegasus Bridge".
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 2:23:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM6JKE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:

Mémorial Pegasus in Ranville is new and relative small war museum which retells the full story behind the famous D-Day glider attack on Pegasus Bridge, one of the two bridges spanning the Orne River and canal. The museum was inaugurated by HRH The Prince of Wales on 4 June 2000 and lies at the Eastern end of the current bridge.

The museum is very informative and has a film show that gives an excellent overview of the events. Outside in the grounds you can visit the original Pegasus Bridge (which has been replaced across the river with a new, broader and longer modern bridge) and an exact copy of Horsa glider from the war period.

Opening hours: opening hours changing

Open all year: No

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