Stephen Ambrose Writing Styles in Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944

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The book is written in the third person point of view with the author, Stephen Ambrose, acting as the narrator. This allows him to provide the necessary background and other information that the reader needs. The author constructed the events from interviews with the various participants - British, French and German. He lets them tell the story of the capture of the bridges on D-Day. The author became interested in the story of the bridges when he was there with a group of American veterans on a tour of the battlefields when he met Major John Howard. The author, who led tours of the battlefields, arranged for Howard to talk to the groups he brought to the area in succeeding years. The author had just completed a lengthy book on Dwight D. Eisenhower and decided to write a book on one day in the life of Company D...

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