The Pegasus Bridge Story (First Broadcast 21 January 2021)
Lockdown Lectures: The Pegasus Bridge Story
'brilliant stuff, very gripping and entertaining !'
In the opening hours of D Day - 6 June 1944 - a small glider borne coup de main force seized key objectives in Normandy ahead of the main landings which marked the start of the invasion of Europe. This is the story of the men in this operation, what happened when they hit the ground, how they took on their German enemies and why their actions that day will always be remembered in that part of France.
This lecture is one of the Army Flying Museum's Lockdown Lecture series and was created in partnership with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.
First broadcast on 21st January 2021, the archived video is available now.
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