Pegasus Bridge: D-Day - the Daring British Airborne Raid

Pegasus Bridge: D-Day - the Daring British Airborne Raid

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By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 18mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 074345068X
  • ISBN 13: 9780743450683
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 35,320

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D-Day before dawn. Minute by minute, hour by hour the danger grows...In the early morning hours of June 6, 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 by acclaimed author Stephen E. 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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Stephen E. Ambrose, leading World War II historian, was the author of numerous books on history including the Number 1 bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, D-DAY (on which SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was based) PEGASUS BRIDGE and WILD BLUE. He is founder of the Eisenhower Center and the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. He died in 2002.