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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

As the Allied armies close in, the Germans decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

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Sgt. Angelo
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Major Barnes
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Brig. Gen. Shinner (as E. G. Marshall)
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Gen. Von Brock (as Peter Van Eyck)
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Capt. Carl Schmidt
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Holzgang
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Capt. Otto Baumann
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Greta Holzgang
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Lt. Zimring (as Vit Olmer)
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Corp. Grebs
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Pvt. Bissell
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Corp. Jellicoe
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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 <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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23 October 1969 (Sweden)  »

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Die Brücke von Remagen  »

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Trivia

The Ludendorff Bridge was a railway bridge across the Rhine between the towns of Remagen and Erpel. It was situated between two lines of hills that flanked the Rhine River. On March 7,1945 the Allies captured the Ludendorff Bridge when the explosives planted by the Germans failed to bring the bridge down. The remaining towers of the bridge house a museum. See more »

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While the Remagen Bridge is full of defending German troops and fleeing civilian refugees, it is attacked by several American B-25 medium bombers. In actuality, B-25's were not used in this area of the European Theater of Operations. See more »

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Major Paul Kreuger: I understand the Russians are at the Elbe.
Gen. von Brock: Yes.
Major Paul Kreuger: And here?
Gen. von Brock: Worse. Utter confusion. Every day I get orders to attack with divisions that no longer exist. Hitler still thinks he's winning the war.
Major Paul Kreuger: The Army helped bring Hitler into power. Are you saying we made a mistake?
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Referenced in Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000) See more »

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Best assortment of vehicles ever used in a war movie
4 April 2004 | by (Enfield, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

While it doesn't follow the exact historical events and has its fair share of "realistic" technical and tactical flaws, I think The Bridge at Remagen is a great movie. The WW II U.S. M24 Chaffee tanks, the M8 Armored Cars, half tracks, jeeps, troop carriers, and 2 1/2ton trucks are all just great. Unlike other WW II films of the period (60's-70's)the use of these vehicles sometimes make it seem as if one is watching George Stevens footage from WW II and not a Hollywood production. The moving, combat vehicles scenes were never better. Filming on location in eastern Europe where they had whole villages and towns that could really be blown up and destroyed adds a great deal also. I think most of the technical flaws (uniforms/weapons, both American and German)can be overlooked by the quality of what they did get right and the only real tactical flaw that I can't forgive is the out-in-the-open American tank vs German Flak battery duel. I just love those American M24's so I give it an 8 out of 10.


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