Pegasus Bridge

D-Day for the British paras

Yann Magdelaine

Publication date:
February 2018
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ISBN : 9782815104128

Dimensions : 240 X 170 mm
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June 6, 1944 minutes after midnight, silent silhouettes fly through the clouds and veer over from l'Orne, north of Caen. At more than 150 km / h, they touch the ground and finish their race a few meters from the bridge of Bénouville, who will enter into posterity under the name of Pegasus Bridge. Ninety men emerge painfully from these gliders and seize in a few minutes of the work by a spectacular "helping hand". He is the vanguard of the 6th Airborne Division which will jump a few minutes later between Orne and Dives, for cover the eastern flank of the Normandy landings. The missions assigned to it will all be successfully completed despite widely dispersed drops. But it is not as the beginning of three long months of fighting for British paratroopers.