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Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

Approved | | Documentary, War | 14 October 1946 (UK)
A re-enactment of the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War which was later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far (1977).

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Stanley Maxted ...
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Thomas Scullion ...
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Allan Wood ...
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In 1944, British General Montgomery and his command were way north of the Allied line, and the Germans were holding them in that swampy position. The plan, put into operation on Sunday, September 14, 1944, was to drop two American Airborne divisions and the British First Airborne Division behind the German lines to capture the bridges which would open the way to the German plain. The British objective was Arnhem, the northernmost point of the Montgomery plan, and this film depicts in graphic detail the ordeal the "Men of Arnhem", the British First Airborne, endured. The first cast listing reads the "Survivors of the British First Airborne Divison", including a Colonel Lonsdale and a Major Gough. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The film takes place from September 17 to September 26, 1944. See more »

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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

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Men of Arnhem - March
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My Dad was in it
10 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My Father was one of the soldiers that was used in the film. He took me to see it in a local movie theater when I was quite young (6 or 7 years old). He was a sergent major in the Royal Canadian Engineers. His company, using Evinrude powered storm boats, evacuated the survivors of the British Airborn units across the Rhine from Arnhem. There is a closeup of his face and he says something to the effect that he guesses that they are glad to be across the river or something to that effect. I took him, before he died to see the movie "A Bridge too far". His comment was that it was typically American. He always felt that their movies downplayed the roles of the Comonwealth allies. I have not seen the movie "Theirs is the Glory" since then. I would love to get a copy so that my children and grandchildren could see it.


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