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(A book in the John Smith series)
A Novella by

Pegasus - the winged horse. The symbol of UK airborne troops everywhere.

In this special short story, John Smith is recuperating from the wounds he sustained in his one man attack on the Albanian Mafia. He is struggling with his physical and mental health and finds himself still trying to come to terms with his best friend's suicide.

Then there's a chance meeting with a local old man in the village pub. This turns into a night of story-telling about one of the most famous airborne assaults in history - the taking of the bridges over the River Orne and the Caen Canal (Pegasus Bridge) in German-occupied France on D-Day. The old soldier talks about landing right next to the bridges at sixteen minutes past midnight on the 6th June 1944, and how they overcame the German garrison and captured the bridges intact. Smith is totally gripped by the old man's tale and learns how they held the bridges against overwhelming odds until they were relieved in the afternoon by Lord Lovat's Commandos.

The two old warriors discover that they have much in common, and over numerous pints of beer their conversation makes it easier for Smith to begin to put his own ghosts to rest.

Craig donates a substantial percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this book to Combat Stress, the Veterans Mental health charity.

Used availability for Craig William Emms's Pegasus

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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Pegasus: A Special John Smith Short Story: Volume 6
Author(s): Craig William Emms
ISBN: 1-910310-08-5 / 978-1-910310-08-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cold Fish Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Pegasus (John Smith Book 6)
Author(s): Craig William Emms
Publisher: Cold Fish Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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