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The small force of 181 men commanded by Major John Howard and joined with a detachment of Royal Engineers who landed at Ranville-Benouville in six 28-men Horsa gliders were towed across the Channel by Halifax bombers.
The gliders landed on time and on target within a few yards of each other.
The bridge was captured after a fierce ten minute fire fight, the action all over by 00.26, a full six hours before the beach landings.

Tags: Black and white Normandy PEGASUS BRIDGE D-Day 6 June 1944

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10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2019 1:48PM
A good impressive moment caught...
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