D-day: The Daring British Airborne Raid
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|Format: ||Paperback, 256 pages|
|Other Information: ||8 pp|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 November 2002|
In the early hours of 6th June 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defence forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. The author of this book traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge, a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality.
About the Author
Stephen E. Ambrose, leading World War II historian, is the author of numerous books on history including the bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS and PEGASUS BRIDGE and definitive biographies on EISENHOWER and NIXON. He is founder of the Eisenhower Center and the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
Simon & Schuster|
19.8 x 12.9 centimetres (0.20 kg)|
15+ years |