Ham and Jam the movie

A few years ago some of you may remember I walked to Normandy for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings. One of my primary objectives was to get to Ranville by the 4th of June so I could be at Pegasus Bridge for the morning of the 5th of June to commemorate the men of the Ox’s and Bucks who landed in gliders to capture the river and canal bridges over the river Orne. The original post can be found here.

At the time I was contacted by Lance Nielsen who was in the process of directing a film about Pegasus Bridge, but as I was travelling and living out of a rucksack I missed the messages and it got lost in my emails. Recently I found the feedback again whilst auditing an email account and contacted Lance about the movie to see how things are coming along.

Movies take a long time to go from conception to completion it seems but the project seems to be moving along nicely. You can follow the progress at http://pegasusbridgethemovie.com/ . Lance seems to have a real passion for the story so I think this will be more factual than if it was being made in Hollywood and I await the release with baited breath. I encourage you to spread the word as this is a story the needs to be told.

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Walking the Operation Deadstick Perimeter

On the morning of the 8th of June I decided to walk the perimeter formed once the Parachute Regiment landed during the morning of the 6th of June 1944.
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In The Memory Of Heroes

On the 6th of June around 00:16hrs there was a memorial service held to the heroes of Operation Deadstick here are some pictures from that night and from the services held during the day at Ranville Military Cemetery
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Pegasus Bridge – Ham and Jam

On the night of the 5th of June 1944 six gliders containing D company (reinforced by two platoons of B company and an engineer detachment) 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry lead by Major John Howard set off from England for France as part of Operation Deadstick.

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