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Longues-sur-Mer


Les galets de la plage, vue sur le port artificiel d’Arromanches-les-bains

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12/52 – Commence par un « S »


Saliout 4 – Station Spatiale – Satellite – Soviétique ! 4 points

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Pegasus Bridge


Nom de code donné au pont basculant du Canal de Caen pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale par la 6ème division aéroportée.

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Lookout

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Metallica fan and a Princess

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Regards dans l’Orne

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Pegasus Bridge


On the night of 5 June 1944, a force of 181 men, led by Major John Howard, took off from RAF Tarrant Rushton in Dorset, southern England in six Horsa gliders to capture Pegasus Bridge, and also "Horsa Bridge", a few hundred yards to the east, over the Orne River. The force was composed of D Company (reinforced with two platoons of B Company), 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry; 20 sappers of the Royal Engineers of 249 Field Company (Airborne); and men of the Glider Pilot Regiment. The object of this action was to prevent German armour from crossing the bridges and attacking the eastern flank of the landings at Sword Beach.

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Pegasus bridge


Pegasus Bridge is a bascule bridge (a type of movable bridge), that was built in 1934, that crossed the Caen Canal, between Caen and Ouistreham, in Normandy, France.

Also known as the Bénouville Bridge after the neighbouring village, it was, with the nearby Ranville Bridge over the river Orne, a major objective of the British airborne troops during Operation Deadstick, part of Operation Tonga in the opening minutes of the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 during the Second World War. A unit of Glider infantry of the British 6th Airborne Division, commanded by Major John Howard, was to land, take the bridges intact and hold them until relieved. The successful taking of the bridges played an important role in limiting the effectiveness of a German counter-attack in the days and weeks following the Normandy invasion.

In 1944 it was renamed Pegasus Bridge in honour of the operation. The name is derived from the shoulder emblem worn by the British airborne forces, which is the flying horse Pegasus.

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Longues-sur-Mer


la plage, vue sur Arromanches-les-bains

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Longues-sur-Mer


la plage, vue sur Arromanches-les-bains

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