I've been reading this book recently and it's absolutely gripping stuff!!!
The men who took part in this most daring of airborne raids seem almost super-human. Their courage, determination and resourcefulness is simply awe inspiring. Certainly a stirling example to the rest of us.
The book describes the training of the men, the build up to D-Day, the details of the attack on the bridges and the subsequent German counter-attacks. For those not familiar with the events see this link. However, it gives only the barest facts and conveys little of the extraordinary nature of the events. So read the book if you're interested! I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
As they say in memorial services to this day "we will remember them". And rightly so.