PEGASUS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Mark Worthington goes on a flying visit to one of Europe’s most important D-Day museums – the Memorial Pegasus centre in Normandy.
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, allied airborne troops landed on the flanks of the D-Day beaches in Normandy. There were two US divisions to the west, near Utah Beach, while the British 6th Airborne Division were on the eastern side, north of Caen. This comprised parachutists and glider-borne troops, who fought gallantly for more than two and half months but with considerable losses.