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Normandy: #03 – Pegasus Bridge: The First Assault on D-Day – History Traveler Episode 177

07/12/2021

Nov 22, 2021

EThis episode was produced in partnership with The Gettysburg Museum of History. See how you can support history education & artifact preservation by visiting their website & store at https://www.gettysburgmuseumofhistory…

Part 3 of the “Normandy 1944” Series Along the Normandy coastline, there are a few iconic locations from D-Day that stand out above the rest. One of those is undoubtably Pegasus Bridge, which was the first objective to be taken on June 6, 1944 by Major John Howard and the men of the British 6th Airborne Division. In this episode, we’re taking a visit to the location where Howard and his men assaulted this key position over the Caen Canal as well as the museum nearby which houses some fascinating artifacts associated with the attack. We’ll also get the story about how a piece of Pegasus Bridge ended up with Erik Dorr at The Gettysburg Museum of History. Much to see!!!

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