Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 Themes

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Strategy

Strategy is a recurring theme of the novel. Strategy is very important to the success of military campaigns and the Normandy invasion was one of the biggest military campaigns the world has ever seen. The planning for the invasion began two years in advance of the event under the direction of General Frederick Morgan. They selected the beaches of Normandy as the invasion site by the spring of 1943. The 6th Airborne would land between the Rivers Orne and Dives and would protect the left flank of the landing forces. It was up to General Gale to work out the details for the success of the 6th Airborne and how to protect the bridges over the Orne and the Caen canal. Gale decided to put troops in in advance of the actual invasion by gliders. The men were intensely trained for a mission involving bridges and gliders. Howard was...

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