History Film / ABridgeTooFar

2nd Dec '17 8:38:11 PM madorosh
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* MidBattleTeaBreak: American officers angrily accuse the British tank units of this after the Nijmegen Bridge is captured. A British tank officer explains that their infantry support is still fighting in the city, and they therefore can't move forward to relieve the trapped soldiers at Arnhem.
2nd Nov '17 9:32:41 PM Erivale
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: General Urquhart delivers one, combined with a WhatTheHellHero, to General Browning at the end.
-->'''General Browning:''' You did all you could.\\
'''General Urquhart:''' Yes. But did everyone else?
26th Sep '17 10:06:54 AM LtFedora
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* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe: Urquhart‘s reaction when the RAF officer tells him that the closest drop zone they could find is ''eight miles'' away from Arnhem bridge.
21st Sep '17 12:00:36 AM LtFedora
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->''"I like to think of this as one of those American western films. The paratroops, lacking substantial equipment, always short of food, these are the besieged homesteaders. The Germans, well naturally, they're the bad guys. And 30 Corps, we my friends, are the cavalry on the way to the rescue!"''

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->''"I like to think of this as one of those American western films. The paratroops, lacking substantial equipment, always short of food, these are the besieged homesteaders. The Germans, well naturally, they're the bad guys. And 30 Corps, we we, my friends, are the cavalry on the way to the rescue!"''
20th Sep '17 1:00:16 PM LtFedora
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->''"Doesn't matter what it was. When one man says to another, 'I know what let's do today, let's play the war game.'... everybody dies."''
--> -- '''Maj. General Stanislaw Sosabowski''' (On the reasons for failure)

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->''"Doesn't matter what it was. When ->''"I like to think of this as one man says to another, 'I know what let's do today, let's play of those American western films. The paratroops, lacking substantial equipment, always short of food, these are the war game.'... everybody dies."''
besieged homesteaders. The Germans, well naturally, they're the bad guys. And 30 Corps, we my friends, are the cavalry on the way to the rescue!"''
--> -- '''Maj. '''Lt. General Stanislaw Sosabowski''' (On Brian Horrocks''' (outlining the reasons for failure)
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16th Sep '17 4:35:03 PM nombretomado
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* YanksWithTanks: Appears in the form of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. Ironically neither of those units have any tanks, and the only Allied armored units that appear are British.
7th Jul '17 12:52:14 AM LtFedora
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** The look on General Sosabowski's face when he's finally getting ready to jump out of a plane in Arnhem, with fully alert German troops waiting for them on the ground.

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** The look on General Sosabowski's face when he's finally getting ready to jump out of a plane in into Arnhem, with fully alert German troops waiting for them on the ground.


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** Later, when SS-General Ludwig presents him with captured plans for Operation Market Garden, Model dismisses this as another Allied misinformation attempt, such as the ones that caused their defeats in Sicily and Normandy.
7th Jul '17 12:38:45 AM LtFedora
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It tells the story of Operation Market Garden (Sept. 17-25, 1944), an audacious, but flawed -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- plan to to use British, American and Polish paratroops and British armoured divisions to capture four bridges in the Netherlands. UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery hoped that these could be used by the British quarter of the Western Allied force in France to invade northern Germany, forcing the Germans to reinforce that sector with forces pulled from less vital fronts such as Hungary or Italy and perhaps ultimately enabling Germany's defeat within the next six months.

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It tells the story of Operation Market Garden (Sept. 17-25, 1944), an audacious, but flawed -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- plan to to use British, American and Polish paratroops and British armoured divisions to capture four bridges in the Netherlands. UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery hoped that these could be used by the British quarter of the Western Allied force in France to invade northern Germany, forcing the Germans to reinforce that sector with forces pulled from less vital fronts such as Hungary or Italy and perhaps ultimately enabling Germany's defeat within the next six months.
4th Jul '17 11:26:30 AM LtFedora
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* TheBigBoard

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* TheBigBoardTheBigBoard: General Horrocks gives the outline of Market Garden with one of these.
23rd Jun '17 4:19:10 PM Mdumas43073
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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film based on the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').

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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film based on directed by Creator/RichardAttenborough, adapted by Creator/WilliamGoldman from the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').
(''Literature/TheLongestDay''). It boasts an AllStarCast that includes Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/ElliottGould, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/RobertRedford, and the biggest star of all, [[Series/{{Cheers}} John Ratzenberger]].



''A Bridge Too Far'' was written by Creator/WilliamGoldman and directed by Creator/RichardAttenborough. It boasted an AllStarCast that included Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/ElliottGould, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/RobertRedford, and the biggest star of all, [[Series/{{Cheers}} John Ratzenberger]].
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