The Pegasus and Orne Bridges

Their Capture, Defence and Relief on D-Day

Neil Barber

 
Date Published :
July 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
Approx 100 pictures within the text
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473822740
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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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 defense against ferocious German counter attacks over a prolonged period.

The author who has a deep specialized 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, sea born 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.

About The Author
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Neil Barber is the author of two of the most detailed books on their subjects; The Day the Devils Dropped In, relates the 9th Parachute Battalion’s D-Day assault on the Merville Battery and the vital battle at the Chateau St Come; and The Pegasus and Orne Bridges, which details the D-Day capture, defense and relief of Pegasus Bridge and its sister bridge across the river Orne. He has also edited two biographies; Stan Scott’s Fighting with the Commandos and Captain David Tibbs’ Parachute Doctor.

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