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Learn About the first Allied Victory of the Normandy Invasion at Pegasus Bridge

On this live tour of Pegasus Bridge you will discover the incredible story of the first allied soldiers on the ground in Normandy on D-Day. Witness the glider landings sites, cross the bridge on the Orne canal, and hear the story of these heroic soldiers, from those that piloted the gliders to those that assaulted the bridges. Also behold the first liberated house in France, which is still standing more than 75 years after!

From Normandy
Online Experience
1 Hour
France
Upto 8 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience live-streamed from Pegasus Bridge
  • See the landing sites of the first allied soldiers who landed in Normandy on D-Day
  • Behold the first liberated house in France which still stands 75 years later
Description

Uncover the incredible story of the first allied soldiers that landed in Normandy on D-Day. As a prelude to Normandy's invasion on June 6th 1944, a small group of British soldiers were brought in by gliders to capture two vital bridges north of the city of Caen. These two bridges on the Orne river and Orne canal were of strategical importance to both Allied and German forces. Under the leadership of legendary British officer Major John Howard, 180 men divided into 6 gliders landed within yards of the bridges and achieved the first Allied victory of the invasion! 

During this live-streamed Online Experience, you will get to see these glider landings sites, cross the bridge on the Orne canal, and hear the story of these heroic soldiers, from those that piloted the gliders to those that assaulted the bridges. Also, you will get to look at the first liberated house in France, which is still standing more than 75 years later!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 60 EUR for a group of 3 devices or as a private tour for 120 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Pierre-Samuel Natanson

I was born in 1987 in Cherbourg, Normandy. I grew up here, nurtured by the stories of Europe from my grandparents. As a child, I used to visit the sites of the battle of Normandy and grew a passion for WWII history. I went on to study military history at King’s College London and Caen University.

I started leading tours for the Caen Memorial Museum in 2012. During these fruitful years, I completed my knowledge of both the history and the geography of Normandy. This allows me to offer a rich, enlightening and friendly experience of one of the hardest battles ever fought in human history.

I became an independent guide in 2017, after several years of guiding on the Normandy battlefields. This allows me to offer a unique experience of Normandy. I offer tailor-made private tours of the battle of Normandy sites for guests. I seek to offer a once in a lifetime experience and a deep insight into these formidable events. My objective is to share years of accumulated knowledge, experiences and stories with you.

From USD 85 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.