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By Flint Whitlock

“Gentlemen, don't be daunted if chaos reigns; it unquestionably will.” So acknowledged Brigadier S. James Hill, commanding officer of the British third Parachute Brigade, in an deal with to his troops presently ahead of the launching of Operation Overlord—the D-Day invasion of Normandy. No extra prophetic phrases have been ever spoken, for chaos certainly reigned on that day, and plenty of extra that followed.

 

Much has been written concerning the Allied invasion of France, yet award-winning army historian Flint Whitlock has prepare a different package—the first historical past of the attack that concentrates completely at the actions of the yankee, British, and Canadian airborne forces that descended upon Normandy at nighttime, pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944. touchdown into the midst of the unknown, the airborne troops came upon themselves scuffling with for his or her lives on each facet within the very jaws of the German defenses, whereas striving to grab their very own key pursuits just before their seaborne comrades to come.

 

Whitlock information the formation, recruitment, education, and deployment of the Allies’ parachute and glider troops. First-person money owed by means of veterans who have been there—from paratroopers to glidermen to the pilots who flew them into the conflict, in addition to the commanders (Eisenhower, Taylor, Ridgway, Gavin, and more)—make for compelling, “you-are-there” interpreting. If Chaos Reigns is a becoming tribute to the lads who rode the wind into conflict and controlled to tug victory out of bewilderment, chaos, and virtually yes defeat.

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