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

By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose

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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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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • 04 Nov 2002
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • POCKET BOOKS
  • New York
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b/w illustrations
  • 074345068X
  • 9780743450683
  • 39,667

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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.

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