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The Pegasus and Orne Bridges: Their Capture, Defences and Relief on D-Day



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…

The Pegasus And Orne Bridges

Author : Neil Barber  |  Pub Date : 2014-05-31  |  Publisher : Pen and Sword

ISBN 10 : 9781473830097
ISBN 13 : 1473830095

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..



The Day The Devils Dropped In

Author : Neil Barber  |  Pub Date : 2008-10-17  |  Publisher : Pen and Sword

ISBN 10 : 9781783037032
ISBN 13 : 1783037032

The first hours and days following the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 have a strong claim to be amongst the most crucial in world history. Spearheading this vast undert..



D Day Diary

Author : Carol Harris  |  Pub Date : 2011-11-30  |  Publisher : The History Press

ISBN 10 : 9780752478418
ISBN 13 : 0752478419

Eyewitness accounts of the experiences of those who participated in D-Day, including sailors, soldiers, airmen, and civilians from both sidesHistorian Carol Harris collects togethe..



Pegasus Bridge

Author : Will Fowler  |  Pub Date : 2013-09-20  |  Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781472806352
ISBN 13 : 1472806352

The night before D-Day, light infantry and a detachment of Royal Engineers landed by gliders at Pegasus Bridge, which spanned the Caen Canal. Quickly overwhelming the guards, they ..



The Sten Gun

Author : Leroy Thompson  |  Pub Date : 2012-09-20  |  Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781849087605
ISBN 13 : 1849087601

The Sten submachine gun Â? officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' Â? was developed to fulfill the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Du..



Fighting Hitler From Dunkirk To D Day

Author : Jeff Haward MM  |  Pub Date : 2015-04-30  |  Publisher : Pen and Sword

ISBN 10 : 9781473826991
ISBN 13 : 1473826993

Fighting Hitler From Dunkirk to D-Day is the compelling story of a man belonging to a group of which there are now very few survivors. Jeff Haward MM is a pre-war Territorial Army ..



Pegasus Bridge

Author : Stephen E. Ambrose  |  Pub Date : 2013-04-23  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781439126677
ISBN 13 : 1439126674

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. Peg..



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