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Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944

ISBN13: 9780671671563
ISBN: 0671671561
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published Date:
Pages: 208
Average Goodreads rating: 4.15/5 (7870 ratings)

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.