Pegasus Bridge, Le Musée du Pegasus Bridge, France
Seventy years ago, on the night of 5th June 1944, one hundred and eighty one men took off from Dorset, England, in six Horsa gliders to capture Pegasus Bridge.
The taking and holding of this bridge in the early hours of D-Day was crucial for the Allies. It prevented the Germans from bringing in re-enforcements to repel the British and Canadian landings at Sword, Juno and Gold beaches the following morning.
The original bridge now resides in the Pegasus Bridge Museum, just east of its replacement on the Orne river.