"Ranville-Benouville" Bénouville by ranger49
Bénouville Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 54 photos
Ranville and Benouville seem to run into each other but are dissected by roads and the riverl'Orne.
It is perhaps only due to an accident of war that they are now synonymous with Pegasus Bridge - so called after the emblem of the 6th British Airborne Division,and in honour of the men who were the first to arrive on French soil to begin the Liberation of France on the night of June 5/th 1944.
and the traffic stops to allow shipping to pass,
And life goes on for these two small towns that play host all year through to the thousands of people who come to learn more about the brave exploits and military planning that went into the first step towards liberation.
- Pros:A small place with a lot of history
- In a nutshell:A simple place of remembrance which goes on attracting visitors
The original bridge that stood close to where the gliders landed in June 1944 was replaced in 1994 becaise it was no... more travel advice
This is a worthy memorial to the exploits of all those who participated in the taking of Pegasus Bridge and dedicated to... more travel advice
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