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Pegasus Bridge

D-day: The Daring British Airborne Raid

By Stephen E. Ambrose

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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.

EAN: 9780743450683
ISBN: 074345068X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Timothy on
A great read! I couldn't put it down. The nice part was that it was quite short, so I read it in a few days, great for those intimidated by long books! Ambrose writes like a legendary storyteller and quotes extensively from the soldiers who took part, including the German soldiers, which is great. I would love to see this turned into a movie. The only thing that I didn't like was that it was too short - but that was because the mission was short and dangerous!

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