In a daring attempt to end the war by Christmas, Winston Churchill and the British High Command hatch an extraordinary plan - Operation Market Garden. 35,000 British troops are dropped behind enemy lines in German occupied Holland. In the midst of the largest airborne invasion in history, one small unit of men, codename "Matchbox" has its own agenda. When Matchbox are shot down short of their landing zone, the odds of their success seem hopeless. Seven very different British soldiers find themselves separated from the Allied invasion, on a collision course with three renegade German soldiers who also want to lay claim to the horde. Written by
The fog of war... what better time for a robbery?
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Did You Know?
The film takes place in September 1944. See more
The British sergeant had his parachute wings on his breast pocket. They were worn on the sleeve only (unless you were SAS). See more
I know your face. North Africa, Royal Engineers, Black Watch. Horrible time it was. You get sand in places you never knew you had.