Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge is a (type of) movable bridge over the Caen Canal, near Ouistreham, France. The bridge, also known as the Bénouville Bridge after the neighbouring village, was a major objective during WWII. Units landed by glider near it during the Normandy Invasion on 5/6 June 1944.

It was given the permanent name of Pegasus Bridge in honour of the operation. This name derives from the shoulder emblem worn by the attacking British, which is the flying horse Pegasus.




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