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Explore key sites of the D-Day landings

Airborne assault:
Pegasus Bridge
Inevitable price:
Bloody Omaha
Mulberry harbour:
Arromanches

Pegasus Bridge
Shortly after midnight on D-Day, British Airborne troops flew in on gliders and took the bridge at Bénouville on the River Orne. From their HQ by the Gondrée café they resisted attacks until Allied reinforcements arrived. The bridge was named Pegasus Bridge after the emblem of the British airborne troops. Today the original bridge stands in a museum and a replica spans the river, but the café is intact.

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