On Demand Tour: Pegasus Bridge – Normandy 6th June – 1944

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 11 reviews)

£7.95

Battlefield Guide – Ben Mayne
Tour Manager – Dan Hill

Tour length about 75 min

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Description

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”

The date is June 6th 1944, Operation Overlord, the Allied landings on the coastline of Normandy are underway, the greatest amphibious operation the world had ever seen. The landings on Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah beaches would proceed following the actions earlier in the night. British, American and Canadian Paratroopers would land on the drop zone and landing zones on the east and west flanks. One crucial aspect of the plan would be a Coup de Main operation to secure the two bridges over the Caen Canal and River Orne. Lead by Major John Howard and his men from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, they would need the crucial element of surprise to take both ‘Pegasus‘ and ‘Horsa‘ Bridges. This virtual tour allows you to follow in the opening phase of the beginning of the liberation of Europe, we look at the realities of war these men faced and the boldness that would be required of each and every man.

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Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2022

Top stuff again guys. No matter how many times I hear this narrative it always excites. Where would I like to tour with you? Ouradour sur Glané . Big story to tell here.

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John McGeoghan
Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2022

I think an image from the museum of the original bridge would have been beneficial. We saw a snippet of the bomb damage.

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Sean Slater
Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2022

Another top notch presentation as we have all come to expect each week. No question the subscription is as good as money in the bank! I highly recommend it.

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Ed Fewer
Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2022

Really interesting and compelling tour, and really helpful ahead of heading to Pegasus and Horsa bridges next month, thanks chaps!!

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Mark Long
Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2022

Excellent and informative as always
Loved the overlay graphics of the gliders

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