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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The charter Lieutenant Phil Hartman played by George Segal is the fictional version of the real man who commanded the squad that took the actual bridge on that day. That man was Lieutenant Karl Timmerman; he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism. Timmerman served in Korea in combat; but after complaining of abdominal pain he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Hew was sent home and after further examination he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had surgery and other treatment but died on Oct. 21, 1951. He was such a good soldier he polished all the brass on the uniform he wanted to be buried in; and made sure all his ribbons were properly displayed on his uniform just before he died. See more
As the bridge comes under fire, there is a German train approaching the bridge from one side as American tanks approach from the other. The American tanks open fire on the train and it explodes. However, the train then comes to an immediate halt. Real trains have an immense amount of momentum and require a considerable distance to come to a complete stop. The train we see explode is undoubtedly a scale model, but it should have been allowed to continue moving forward after having been hit. See more
Lt. Phil Hartman
You got your camera with you, Glover?
No, sir. I kinda sold it back to Sergeant Angel.
Lt. Phil Hartman
When the Krauts blow that bridge, that's gonna be some picture.