PEGASUS BRIDGE & MERVILLE BATTERY
The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 6th June 1944
Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
Published 1999, reprinted 2001 & 2004
Pen & Sword Books Ltd. UK
ISBN: 0 85052 642 6
Combined Publishing, USA
Paperback, 208 pages, 150+ photographs & illustrations, 10 maps.
Price:£9.95 (€12.99) SOLD OUT
NOW OUT OF PRINT fully updated and revised in 2011, now forms two new books called Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge and Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges.
The British 6th Airbone Division had three main objectives on D-Day, 6 June 1944: the taking of two bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne, which today we know as Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge; the destruction of the guns at the German gun emplacement known as the Merville Battery; and the destruction of five bridges in the Dives Valley.
This battlefield guide tells that story in great detail using many eyewitness accounts and also explaining how those objectives were achieved. There are also details of museums, memorials, cemeteries, tours and associated organisations, all of which will unravel the history of the area to the visitor and armchair traveller alike.