A picture of the bridge over the canal , later named Pegasus bridge. The three glider pilots had demonstrated extraordinary skill in bringing the assault platoons to within yards of their objective.

Quite suddenly and unexpectedly the pilots said, ‘Christ, there’s the bridge,’ and they put the nose of the glider down very steeply. The next thing I knew was that there were sparks coming from the skids underneath, they didn’t have wheels, and I thought these sparks were actually enemy fire but they were in fact the skids striking the ground.

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