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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A dot on the map. A motion picture adventure as big as history.
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The name given by the Allies to the mission to capture the Ludendorff Bridge (ka 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
During several quiet night scenes near the end of the movie, crickets can be clearly heard. However, in Germany in the month of March, the weather would still be too cold for crickets to be present. 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.