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Musée de Troupe Aéroportées

(Airborne Museum)

Location:

A small museum near Pegasus-Bridge, Bénouville, Normandy France. This museum is part of the "D-Day Le Choc" ("D-Day the collision") route in Normandie. This is one of the 8 tourist routes that guide you through the Normandy battlefields. You can find information on these routes with most of the tourist offices.The routes are very well signed.

Description:

The museum gives information on the actions of the 6th British Airborne division in June 1944, Normandy France. Near the museum are a number of monuments with connection to the events of D-Day 1944. Not far from the museum is the so called Pegasus-Bridge, the bridge over the river Orne, captured on D-Day by Major John Howard.

Opening hours:

April 1st to October 15th, daily from 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:00
July 1st to August 31st, daily from 09:00 to 19:00

  The front of the museum in 1997.
     
  A British 5,5" Field Gun in front of the museum (1997).
     
  Major John Howard in front of "his" Pegasus Bridge in 1990.

 

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