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Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8, D-Day: 1200 to 2400 Hours, pgs. 142-149 Summary

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Chapter 8, D-Day: 1200 to 2400 Hours, pgs. 142-149 Summary and Analysis

The injuries increased as the day went on as D Company and the 7th Battalion held the area. They had lost their communications equipment in the drop. As soon as the Panzers began to move from Caen, they were spotted and shelled.

The group at the bridges was waiting for relief from the beaches. The Commandos were already three hours late.

Von Luck's Panzers were moving toward Benouville. The group at the bridge could not withstand an all-out assault. As they are considering the situation, Sweeney says he heard bagpipes. He didn't know that this was a pre-arranged signal between Howard and Lovat. The Commandos had arrived with tanks. Gondree greeted them with a bottle of champagne.

By afternoon, the situation around the bridge stabilized as the German resistance lessened. By 1800 hours, Benouville was secure...

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