Pegasus Bridge

By Stephen E. Ambrose,

Book cover of Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944

Book description

The author traces each step of the D-Day preparations and gives a minute by minute account of the conflict.

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1 author picked Pegasus Bridge as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

One of my all-time favorite books; it inspired me to become a military historian. Through extensive interviews with the actual participants, Ambrose detailed how gilder-borne British commandos pulled off a nearly textbook example of how to take an enemy-held bridge. Whenever I lead tours to Normandy, I always make sure we stop at Pegasus Bridge and recount the valor of the British troops who performed what many said was impossible.

From Flint's list on D-Day airborne operations.

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