Memorial of Verdun
Text & Pictures: Serge Van Heertum - ©SBAP 2012 
 

This memorial was inaugurated by HRH Prince Charles of England, on June 4th, 2000. The Pegasus Memorial is dedicated to the heroic action of the British 6th Airborne Division during the Battle of Normandy from June to September 1944. The Pegasus Memorial offers to discover the missions of the 6th Airborne Division, actions preceding the landing in Normandy better known as D-Day, the longest day ... 6, juin1944. Hundreds of objects and photographs, historical memories and movies of the liberation of the region are shown inside the museum. The Bénouville original bridge, renamed Pegasus Bridge is on display in the museum park not far away of the Bailey bridge, half track, guns and a full-scale replica of the Horsa glider. Our interest is going to the Horsa and the amazing collection of this glider pictures. The memorial is located near Bennouvile and is the east starting point of the landing beaches.

 

The Airspeed AS.51 "Horsa" replica  
   
  The Pegasus bridge
   
Anti aircraft 40 mm Bofors Fixed anti aircraft gun
   
American M3 half track  
   
  Churchill tank from the 79th division
   
A fantastic collection of pictures about the Horsa glider... Nose art
   
Ready for towing the Horca cockpit
   
Just before the D-Day Horsa at landing
   
In the Normandy fields aerial view of a landing point
   
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