I just finished reading this book by Flint Whitlock. It covers the role of paratroopers and glidermen from the US, Britain, and Canada in the D-Day invasion. Most of what they accomplished was the result of small unit clashes in places like Ste. Mere-Eglies. Despite the small unit nature of these attacks, they managed to do the job of delaying the German attacks on the beaches. The book followed the units of each country, the action they participated in, and the outcomes of each clash. Many familiar names showed up, but I was especially gratified to read about Richard Pine-Coffin because his son Michael sometimes graces these pages with his commentary. These troops certainly had a difficult job, which often went awry despite their extensive training. They often fell back on this training to accomplish some, if not all, of their objectives. A meaningful book for me that shed some light on an often downplayed role of these men.