Day 8: Pegasus Bridge

Today we saw Pegasus Bridge, the location where the British airborne units were dropped in Normandy to secure the area as part of the D-Day invasion. The museum featured information and items from paratroopers, including an example of a decoy paratrooper named “Rupert” – definitely sounds British! 

I bought a few souvenirs from the gift shop, including a cricket clicker…for those of you who have seen Band of Brothers you will know what I’m talking about! The paratroopers used them to communicate with one another by making a clicking sound, similar to a cricket, rather than talking and risking the Germans hearing them. If they were exciting for us to use, I’m sure my future students will love them too!

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