History Film / ABridgeTooFar

24th Feb '17 3:46:07 PM Kooshmeister
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* CurbStompBattle: The SS' first attempt to retake the Arnhem bridge, led by Captain Grabner, ends in a slaughter. Theirs, specifically. [[spoiler:Grabner himself dies trapped in his burning halftrack.]] It's the only major Allied victory in the entire movie.
23rd Feb '17 11:24:49 PM LtFedora
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* EasyLogistics: Averted. The film showcases just how vital logistics are in combat. The Allies have a shortage of transport planes, forcing them to drop their forces over three days.
14th Feb '17 12:32:59 AM LtFedora
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* DeadpanSnarker: Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt.
-->'''General Blumentritt:''' We have such confidence in you. Everyone knows you've never lost a battle.
-->'''Field Marshal von Rundstedt:''' I'm still young. Just give me some time.


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* PetTheDog: SS-General Bittrich gives Frost some of the chocolate they found in a British supply drop.
17th Dec '16 5:37:53 PM TinMan
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* TheGhost: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. His influence is felt through the entire operation, as Market Garden is his brainchild, but he never appears.


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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Averted. 1st Airborne has to leave their wounded behind to cover the rest of the Division's escape.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: After XXX Corps gets ambushed and has to halt to deal with its wounded, captured Germans, and busted vehicles blocking the road, one of the men wonders how the hell they're gonna reach the paratroopers in time. Colonel Vandeleur points its only going to get worse as the highway narrows further down the line.
4th Dec '16 12:29:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->'''Frost:''' Yes, [[GenreSavvy that's exactly what is wrong.]]

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-->'''Frost:''' Yes, [[GenreSavvy that's exactly what is wrong.]]
1st Nov '16 5:07:01 AM JackG
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* [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Them Now]]: It's actually the Germans who say this when they fail to destroy the Remargen bridge, leaving the road clear to Arnhem.

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* [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Them Now]]: It's actually the Germans who say this when they fail to destroy the Remargen bridge, bridge at Nijmegen, leaving the road clear to Arnhem.
1st Nov '16 5:05:30 AM JackG
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* [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Them Now]]: It's actually the Germans who say this when they fail to destroy the Remargen bridge, leaving the road clear to Arnhem.
1st Nov '16 4:51:42 AM JackG
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** One of his officers tells Frost to enjoy the rapturous greeting of the Dutch. "Things couldn't be going better; nothing's wrong."
-->'''Frost:''' Yes, [[GenreSavvy that's exactly what is wrong.]]
26th Oct '16 6:31:19 PM jamespolk
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* PlungerDetonator: A German officer orders the bridge at Nijmegen blown when the first Allied tanks cross, but to his horror, the Plunger Detonator doesn't work, and the Allies take the bridge.
26th Oct '16 1:18:26 PM jamespolk
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** When Model, headquartered in Arnhem, is first told that British paratroopers are landing three kilometers away, he assumes that they are there to capture him.
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