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Ambrose, Pegasus Bridge: 6 June 1944.

Ambrose, Pegasus Bridge: 6 June 1944.

Ambrose, Stephen E. Pegasus Bridge: 6 June 1944. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1984. 14cm x 22cm. XX, 156 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition.

In the early hours of 6th June 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 Il. This gripping account of it brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. The author of this book traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge, a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality. [From publisher’s note]

For this book, originally published to mark the 40th anniversary of D-Day, Stephen E. Ambrose, Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, collaborated with Major John Howard, commander of the troops tasked with seizing Pegasus Bridge. Ambrose interviewed many of the surviving participants in the operation, and also travelled to France and Germany to interview French civilians and German ex-soldiers.

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Ambrose, Pegasus Bridge: 6 June 1944.
Ambrose, Pegasus Bridge: 6 June 1944.

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