Book Reviews of Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
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ISBN-13: 9780671671563
ISBN-10: 0671671561
Publication Date: 11/15/1988
Pages: 208
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Great illumination of the role of the paratroopers and glider forces on D-Day. Ambrose is a master story teller.
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A rousing tale of one of the most dangerous and important small unit actions of World War II. The assault on Point du Hoc got the publicity, but the taking of Pegasus Bridge got the results and saved the D-Day landings. A must read for anyone with an interest in World War II.

Trivia: In the movie The Longest Day, Richard Todd plays Major John Howard, the officer in command of the assault on Pegasus Bridge. During World War II, Richard Todd was actually a member of a unit that landed near the bridge in gliders and held it "until relieved."
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Great story told succinctly by Ambrose. One of those stories too where the location/event is real and viewable (Google earth) also.
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I enjoyed this book. I gives a glimpse of some of the 'unsung' heroes of WWII. Anyone who enjoys/has interest in WWII will find it interesting and informative.