Pegasus Bridge - Stephen E. Ambrose

Pegasus Bridge

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: History

In the pages of Pegasus Bridge, readers will embark on a unique and fascinating journey that will transport them to unknown worlds and make them experience intense emotions. With an immersive narrative and unforgettable characters, this book promises to captivate readers of all ages and literary tastes. Whether it's a tale of thrilling adventures, a treatise on ancient wisdom, or a moving story about the power of love and friendship, Pegasus Bridge has something special to offer every type of reader. From the first pages, this book promises to be an unforgettable reading experience that will leave a lasting mark on the hearts of those who dare to delve into its pages.


The acclaimed WWII historian’s “illuminating account of . . . an operation as strategically important as any fought on D-Day” (The New York Times Book Review).

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. It was a mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed.

In Pegasus Bridge, Stephen Ambrose draws on original interviews with British, German, and French survivors to present a thrilling, ground-level view of the battle. 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.


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