Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge

D-Day, the Daring British Airborne Raid

Large Print - 2003
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780786256655
0786256656
Branch Call Number: LP 940.5421 Ambr
Characteristics: p. cm.

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