Pegasus Bridge - Stephen E. Ambrose

Pegasus Bridge

By Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Military
  • Book: Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 16 Ratings)

Pegasus Bridge Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Pegasus Bridge is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

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.

User reviews about the book

  • Not One of Ambrose's Best / Way Over Priced

    3
    By Polarity Reversal
    I love Ambrose. Undaunted Courage and Band of Brothers are remarkable, nearly perfect books. But Pegasus Bridge is not in their league ... not even close. It feels padded-out and incomplete and compared to UC and BoB, it should cost about half of what they're charging for it.

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