Pegasus Bridge


Pegasus Bridge and the nearby Ranville Bridge were the primary objectives of British airborne and glider troops in the first few minutes of D-Day. The British troops captured the bridges intact, with some gliders landing almost on top of them. The action took the Germans completely by surprise and thus allowed British troops to prevent a German counterattack. They held the bridges until they linked up with Allied troops later on June 6, 1944.
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