Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter 1, D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours, pgs. 15-29

• In Chapter 1, D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours, Private Vern Berck was relieved by Private Romer on the Pegasus Bridge. The bridge spanned the Caen Canal near Benouville, France.

• Georges and Theresa Gondree ran the cafe. Theresa spoke German, Georges spoke English. They provided intelligence about German activities to the Allied forces.

• Germans were commanded by Major Hans Schmidt in Ranville, and he became more worried about partisans than Allied invasion. He had orders to blow the bridge if they fell into enemy hands, but never planted the explosives.
• Colonel Hans A. von Luck commanded the 125th Panzer Grenadier Regiment, and his troops were well trained and ready, unlike Schmidt. He noticed some low flying planes dropping supplies and assumed it was part of the resistance.

• Six of the planes were towing gliders.

• The success of Howard's assignment depended on the glider landing within four...

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