Pegasus Bridge - Stephen E. Ambrose

Product Code: 9781847397621

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In the early 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.

 

Book Information

Format: Paperback

Published: 2003

Category: Military

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

Pages: 233

Dimensions: 196x126mm