I've just written a 622 page book about the 13th Parachute Battalion in WW2. It is called 13 - Lucky For Some : The History of the 13th ( Lancashire ) Parachute Battalion. They were formed from a territorial army unit and converted into an elite parachute battalion in just 1 year.
The book follows over 100 veterans and tells the whole story. The good, the bad and the ugly...
I've tried to account for each man who gave his life. There were over 200.
This is the British Band of Brothers.
It's available from Amazon