Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 - Chapter 3, D-Day Minus One Year to D-Day Minus One Month, pgs. 46-62 Summary & Analysis

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The British airborne forces had grown by the spring of 1943. It was split into two with the 1st Airborne sent to North Africa and the 6th Airborne remaining in England. The 6th Airborne continued their training knowing that there would be an invasion at some time.

Planning for the invasion was already taking place under General Frederick Morgan. They had already decided on Normandy, west of the mouth of the Orne River. The Airborne Division would be required to protect the left flank of the sea invasion. The 6th Airborne was already slated to be east of the Orne River.

Howard drilled his men to the point of physical exhaustion to keep them from being bored. He also trained them at night, not...

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