In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperately searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhine 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.
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The Germans forgot one little bridge. Sixty-one days later they lost the war
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The Germans were expecting six hundred kilograms of high-grade military explosives to destroy the bridge. As the battle commences, the explosives arrive and are placed on the bridge. The boxes containing the explosives are labelled "Gelatine Donarit 25kg". A German officer sees this, and tells another soldier to double the amount of explosives for each charge. During the battle, the Germans received the additional explosives at 11:00 a.m. on March 7, about three hours before the Americans arrived. But they only received one-half the amount requested. Worse, they found they had been sent Donarit, a much weaker ammonium nitrate-based industrial explosive used in mining. This would explain why the charges failed to bring the bridge down. See more
In the beginning of the film, as Robert Vaughn speaks with his commanding officer in the castle, his father is clearly named as Von Krüger, which can be spelled Krueger in German. However, in the credits Vaughn's character is called Paul Kreuger (which would be pronounced as Kroyger). This besides the apparent dropping of the 'von'. See more
We're not going to blow that bridge, Barnes, we're going to take it!
As long as it's still standing, we've got a chance. When we get out there, cut every wire and cable. Dent, alert HQ. Ask 'em to give us every available unit on the double.
Jesus, sir. I mean, I hate to think of our men in the middle of the bridge when they blow it.
It's a crapshoot, Major. Take that bridge and we shorten the war. We're risking a hundred men, but we may save 10,000 - even 50,000! It's your ...