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Pegasus Bridge - June 6, 1944

Stephen E. Ambrose

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.

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.
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Genres:

History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

5h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

47:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:51