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Britain did take part in D-Day after all!,
This review is from: Pegasus Bridge: D-day: The Daring British Airborne Raid (Paperback)
Over the last few years’ popular history has been re-written by films such as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers (both excellent by the way) into believing that the D-Day landings were a US only operation.
Not so, and this superb account by Stephen E Ambrose details the daring glider raid to capture the Pegasus Bridge spanning the Orne Canal by the British 6th Airborne Division in the first few minutes of D-Day.
Major John Howard and his troops seized and held the bridge (of great strategic importance to the landings) taking its German defenders by complete surprise. The book also details the death of Lt. Den Brotheridge - the first allied soldier to lose his life on D-Day.
A thoroughly engrossing and moving read.