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Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558669

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Soldiers having a lift across Pegasus Bridge in a Bren carrier.
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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558674

And a group of ABR's cross in 2015

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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558702

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Looks like I'm Tail End Charlie on that patrol
If I'm not online......

I'm probably out on the Panzer

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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558718

It's a copy Al. The original bridge is a couple of hundred meters over the copy on the left. Nice cafe though if not to full of kin tourists
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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558735

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Mum's brother was on one of the gliders, been over a few times.

Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558755

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I was over last in 2012, When you see the three markers where the three gliders landed at night its little wonder it was called the most remarkable piece of flying in WW11. My Uncle landed by glider with the Ulster Rifles on the evening of 6th of June near Ranville and fought through the Normandy campaign, unfortunately he was later Killed In Action during the Rhine crossings. Ive a newspaper cutting reading he was killed while leading his section on an attack against a German machine gun position. Obviously i never meet him but my father idolised his older brother.A big influence on me joining at 16.

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Taking a moment to think of those who went before me
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First building in France to be liberated, used as an aid post during the fighting
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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558758

I remember going into the cafe in the 80s & talking to the daughter of the lady who ran it during the war she told me that her mother would walk out from behind the bar if any German tourists came in such was the animosity she felt after the way they were treated by the Germans during the war she would not serve them herself, if l remember rightly the boots worn by the piper who marched across the bridge at the head of the British column were displayed on the bar & there were many touching letters from relatives of the men who died there pinned on the walls.
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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558774

I had the pleasure of meeting this man during the 65th anniversary. He is Harry Wheeler. He landed during that night,I think on the 2nd glider to land? He was the 2nd man on the bridge,behind Den Brotheridge,who was fatally shot. The first casualty of the landings. I remember him telling me he would have taken the bullet if Den hadn't been there. His job was to cut the fuses to the explosives that the Germans had placed on the bridge. His daughter told me he still had the cutters he used. But I don't think the charges were set,because of the speed of the attack?
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I thoroughly recommend this book,if your interested in the landings.
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Den Brotheridge,first casualty of D Day.
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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558787

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I was there a few years ago.

I met a group of ABR's who were in the car park...no idea who they were. I was in trouble as i'd lost my wallet and all cards. I had cash but try buying petrol in France without a card..not easy. Anyway they offered help but i got sorted in the end.

Great place to visit and a good little museum as well.

Mike
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Re: Pegasus Bridge 1944. 1 month, 2 weeks ago #558796

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Agent Orange wrote:
It's a. Only Al. The original bridge is a couple of hundred meters over the copy on the left. Nice cafe though if not to full of kin tourists


Yep the real bridge is located at the museum



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