Veterans Day: “Hold until relieved…”

Hold until relieved…. Hold until relieved…..

One of the famous lines from the movie, THE LONGEST DAY, refers to the assault on Pegasus Bridge on June 6, 1944, which was part of Operation Overlord or D-Day. We overlook many facets of history because the focus is usually on the larger narrative and the result. American history books discount the significance of this operation. This was a pivotal hinge point that could have changed the outcome of World War II. If it weren’t for this capture, the Germans would have been able to drive their tank forces into the allies flank, thereby compromising the entire invasion! The accuracy of the Horsa gliders landing in close proximity of the bridge was crucial! Mad props to the OUTSTANDING men of the British 6th Airborne Division!

These photos were taken at the Pegasus Museum in Ranville, France….

Pegasus Bridge/Bénouville Bridge

Visuals are so helpful…

Maybe I would have learned something if they had this in school…

See the bullet holes?

Visiting Normandy… Caen… Omaha Beach… Pointe du Hoc… Sainte-Mere Eglise… allowed me to correlate the events and places, essentially, connecting the dots geographically. After years of confusion, I can watch THE LONGEST DAY with comprehension. World War II history is fascinating.

Random fact: Did you know that the Canadians landed on Juno Beach?

Living Authentically.

Here are a few links that provide more information.

The Pegasus Museum – Ranville, France

Pegasus Bridge – Wikipedia

D-Day Revisited- Pegasus Bridge

D-Day Normandy- Pegasus Bridge


About Tacey

I'm a free-spirit... Reiki is my way of life... but I also love the 80's, music, art, travel, fashion, tarot, astrology, numerology, yoga, home stuff... and encouraging others. Blogging, photography, and baking bread are my creative outlets... Life isn't always easy for me... but I'm here...
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8 Responses to Veterans Day: “Hold until relieved…”

  1. wherethedaytakesme says:

    Great photos. Definitely a day and time of remembrance for all who have fought and fight or the freedoms we have.

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  3. Joel says:

    I’m an WW2 lover…Thank you for posting this.

  4. Thé Longest Day is a film And not a reference. If you need exact answers to your questions, please, see :

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