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.
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This film received its USA premiere in Los Angeles when it was televised Monday 5 June 1950 on KECA (Channel 7), marking the 6th anniversary of D-Day. In New York City, its earliest documented telecast took place Thursday 9 November 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's London Playhouse on WABD (Channel 5). See more
A signpost reads 'Arnhem 6 K'. In the Netherlands the abbreviation for kilometer is 'km'. See more
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant
Men of Arnhem - March
Composed by Guy Warrack See more