Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 - Study Guide Chapter 7, D-Day; 0600 to 1200 Hours, pgs. 128-141 Summary & Analysis

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The Gondres spent the night in their cellar. They weren't sure who the soldiers were since they couldn't see in the dark and were too far away to hear. When the soldiers knocked on the door, the Gondrees learned the soldiers were British. Georges dug up ninety-eight bottles of champagne from his garden. He had buried them in June 1940. The cafe became a battalion aid post.

The seaborne invasion began at dawn. There were six thousand ships off the cost of Normandy. Five thousand planes provided air cover for the 127,000 soldiers that landed at Normandy that day. The invasion beaches were sixty miles long, from Sword to Utah Beach. There was more sniper activity during the daylight hours and crossing the bridge was now dangerous. People were being hit at the first aid post.

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