In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperatly searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhein 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. Written by
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thus ended the last great German stand in the West.
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Did You Know?
The name of the Second World War's mission to capture the Ludendorff Bridge aka The Bridge at Remagen was Operation Lumberjack. This mission was initiated by the US Army in March 1945 with an aim to capture German cities such as Cologne and to create a foothold in the Rhine region. The US 9th Armored Division entered the town of Remagen on 7 March 1945, arriving under fire in the afternoon at the Ludendorff Bridge at 3.50 pm. The capture of this bridge was critical and pivotal to the Allies invading Germany. It was the only bridge whereby the soldiers could accessibly cross over the River Rhine, 8,000 of them doing so. Adolf Hitler
had German soldiers responsible for the bridge shot by firing squad. See more
The movie makes it look like the Rhine river near Remagen is floating through a steep sloped valley. The town of Remagen however is built on the flat bank of the river. See more
Major Paul Kreuger
[to General von Brock over the phone asking for reinforcements
Herr General, your regrets will not save the bridge. The two panzer battalions might.