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"operation-deadstick"

Deadstick, Operation

The codename for the operation conducted by D Company of the 2nd Battalion of the Oxford and Buckinghamshire (Ox and Bucks) Light Infantry to capture Pegasus Bridge by glider assault in the early hours of D-Day.