In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperately searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhine River, in order to launch a major assault into the center of Germany. "Bridge at Remagen" tells the true story of the battle for this last bridgehead, from both the German and American perspective.
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Germans forgot one little bridge. Sixty-one days later they lost the war
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Did You Know?
The tanks used by the Americans in the film were M24 Chaffee light tanks appropriate for the era. See more
The superstructure of the real Ludendorff Bridge remained intact after the explosion. As depicted in the film, the German demolition charges were placed only on critical points on and under the roadbed and railroad tracks. The damage was mostly to girders connecting the road bed to the superstructure. There are many photos of the Ludendorff Bridge in American hands after the battle with the superstructure largely undamaged. See more
Major Paul Kreuger
So, Captain Baumann, I trust that in the event of an emergency, at least the explosives are in place to blow up the bridge?
Capt. Otto Baumann
Not yet, Herr Major. It is reported that 600 kilos of high explosives are on the way. But perhaps, that TOO is only a rumor.