A short visit around the famous Benouville bridge (Pegasus Bridge) which was one of the first objectives of the landing in the night of June 5-6, 1944.
One of the first objectives of the landing was the control of some bridges to ensure the communications between the different units of the landing. In this context, during the night of June 5-6, 1944, gliders landed right next to the Bénouville bridge (renamed Pegasus Bridge by the Allies) and seized it quite easily, there were only a handful of German defenders.
The visit of this site is easy, the most interesting to see is the museum. The actual bridge is not the one of the landing, the historical bridge has been moved to the museum.
The entrance to the museum is not free, but it is worth a visit.
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