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Ranville

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Country  France
Department  Calvados
Canton  Cabourg
Local time  Friday 7:16 PM
Region  Normandy
Arrondissement  Caen
Area  8.42 km²

Intercommunality  Campagne et Baie de L'Orne
Weather  10°C, Wind N at 19 km/h, 89% Humidity
Points of interest  Pegasus Bridge, Memorial Pegasus, Horsa Bridge

Ranville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Map of Ranville, France

Ranville was the first French village liberated on D-Day. The village was liberated by the British 13th Parachute Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Luard. The château du Heaume in the village was subsequently used by the headquarters of the British 6th Airborne Division.

The village features heavily in the book "13 - Lucky For Some" which is about the history of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion. There are many then and now photographs as well as maps and diagrams of battles that took place in the region.

Sights

  • Château de Guernon-Ranville
  • Pegasus Memorial
  • Ranville War Cemetery
  • References

    Ranville Wikipedia


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