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
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Did You Know?
The name given by the Allies to the 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 of capturing German cities such as Cologne and create a foothold in the Rhine region. The US 9th Armored Division entered the town of Remagen on March 7, 1945, arriving under fire in the afternoon at the Ludendorff Bridge at 3:50 p.m. The capture of the bridge was critical and pivotal to the Allies invasion of Germany--it was the only bridge over which troops, equipment and supplies could cross over the Rhine River, and 8,000 soldiers did so before the bridge collapsed. Adolf Hitler
was so enraged by the bridge not being blown up beforehand that he had officers responsible for it executed by firing squad. See more
Toward the end of the film Maj. Paul Krüger makes his way back to army high command to speak with Generaloberst von Brock when he arrested by the SS. Outside the Wehrmacht (Army) HQ, Several SS officers are seen wearing the famous 1930's era black SS uniforms. This is very common mistake in many WW2 films. The Black SS uniforms were discontinued at the start of the war in 1939 and replaced by the green/grey uniform.
Only Waffen SS tank crews wore black uniforms in combat. This was not, however, the all-black uniform worn by the pre-war SS, but rather a short, black waist-cut coat similar in style to that worn by tank crews in the Wehrmacht. See more
Major Paul Kreuger
[Calling on field radio to side of bridge under attack by Americans
Sgt. Becker Sgt. Becker, this is Major Kreuger calling.
Lt. Phil Hartman
[Answers German radio
He's dead, Major!