This is the best WWII book i have read. Thoroughly good read. Recommend it to anyone who enjoys this sort of stuff. It really feels like a movie inside your head, easily read, made a very big impact on how i felt about D-Day too. Book Descript: 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. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality -- the stuff of all great adventures. Editor reviews Los Angeles Herald Examiner All the vividness of a movie, and all the intelligence -- in every sense -- of fine military history. - Drew Middleton The New York Times Book Review An illuminating account of an operation as strategically important as any fought on D-Day. - James Pitts New Orleans Times A little gem. One that will be drawn from by historians of the future. - Noland Norgaard The Denver Post The best war story this reviewer has ever read. - Noland Norgaard The Denver Post: The best war story this reviewer has ever read. ________ Really is a fantastic book.