Pegasus Bridge - Benouville D-Day 1944Paperback Raid
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- Publisher: Osprey Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 178mm x 244mm x 6mm | 200g
- Publication date: 22 June 2010
- Publication City/Country: Osprey
- ISBN 10: 1846038480
- ISBN 13: 9781846038488
- Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
- Sales rank: 225,450
The night before D-Day, light infantry and a detachment of Royal Engineers landed by gliders at Pegasus Bridge, which spanned the Caen Canal. Quickly overwhelming the guards, they managed to hold the bridge and help prevent German reinforcements from reaching the British landing beaches. Will Fowler provides a detailed blow-by-blow account of this classic wartime raid.
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Will Fowler has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, reporting for European, American, Asian and Arabic magazines from Europe, the USA, the Middle East, China and SE Asia. Among his more than 30 published books is MAA 133 Battle for the Falklands: Land Forces. A TA soldier for 30 years, he was commissioned from the ranks in 4th Bn Royal Green Jackets, and volunteered for Operation 'Granby' in the Gulf, 1990-91. In 1993 he graduated from the French Army reserve staff officers course at the cole Militaire, Paris. Will is married and lives in Romsey, Hampshire.
"Zaloga covers the planning, the execution and the success of the raid very well. It is obvious that the author has gone to great lengths to research Pegasus Bridge, its importance during D-day, the planning and execution of the raid to capture the bridge and provides a very well written and accurate history of the raid. Anyone interested in D-day, British airborne troops and the raid to capture Pegasus Bridge will find this book very informative and interesting." -Randy Harvey, "Model Shipwrights"