Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge : 6 June 1944

By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose

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In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense 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 by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality-- the stuff of all great adventures.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132.08 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • 01 Nov 2001
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, maps,ports.
  • 0671671561
  • 9780671671563
  • 515,081

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Noland Norgaard The Denver Post The best war story this reviewer has ever read.

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In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense 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 by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed.

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