The Pegasus and Orne Bridges


Their Capture, Defence and Relief on D-Day

By: Neil Barber
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781473822740
Published: 31st May 2014
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
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The Pegasus and Orne Bridges

The glider-borne operation to capture Pegasus Bridge has an established place in the annals of warfare. Conducted by Major John Howard and his company of Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry it was a superbly daring, brilliantly executed 'coup de main' assault. Equally brave was the seizure of the Orne bridges by airborne forces and the defence against ferocious German counter attacks over a prolonged period.

The author who has a deep specialised knowledge of the area and period uses extensive personal accounts to tell this thrilling and inspiring story. He covers events and operations from Ranville in the East to Benouville in the West and this embraces the fierce fighting by 7th, 12th and 13th Parachute Battalions and reinforcements such as the Commandos, seaborne engineers and the Warwicks.

This splendid book will be enjoyed by those at home and those who are lucky enough to visit these historic sites.

 




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