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Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge (Battleground Normandy) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00FOGG3D8
- Publisher : Pen & Sword Military; Reprint edition (October 5, 2011)
- Publication date : October 5, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 8218 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 342 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #245,040 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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With both books published in the same style and at the same time by Pen & Sword Books Ltd, some of my comments are repeated in my reviews for both works because they both combine to give the most complete account.
Unlike any novel I might occasionally read (but only `very' occasionally!), I always thumb through a work of non-fiction in order to get a feel for the product before settling down to a serious read. On this occasion, I warmed to the work just as soon as I started my looking. In short, I like the book, the style of writing and the way in which it is presented.
Said to provide much more information than the original, the work describes in great detail the attack by 2 Oxford and Bucks and the airborne engineers on the bridges over the Caen Canal and River Orne in the early hours of D-Day 6 June 1944. Also covered is part of 7 Para's battle for Benouville village and 13 Para's assault on Ranville - the combination of which actions allowed the historic link-up between airborne forces and commandos on D-Day which formed the bridgehead on the eastern flank for Operation Overlord.
The work itself is profusely illustrated with photographs or illustrations on almost every page and it is quite clear how considerable effort and thought has gone into this aspect of the book. Having formerly served with all three battalions of the Parachute Regiment and 22 SAS (post WW2!), I have read a number of accounts of the wartime actions of these regiments and was most pleased to see so many photographs published here which I had not seen before - especially the one of the German gunboat sunk by a private soldier with a Piat! Most importantly, each illustration has been carefully selected so that the right picture is on the right page in order to reinforce the text you are reading at the time without breaking your natural flow of reading - which always happens when you have to pause to look elsewhere.
Altogether, an excellent offering and one which I am sure will lead to your purchasing part two of this incredible story...
British Army major (Retired).
Top reviews from other countries
....This an excellent book, if you want a very detailed account. Much of this book tells readers where to go if they visit these war sites in the present time.
There are names of officers and wounded paratropers and those who received medals in this book, but very few names of privates.
I recommend this book.