The Bridge at Remagen

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): John Guillermin
Production: United Artists
 
IMDB:
6.7
R
Year:
1969
115 min
17 Views

(rumbling)

(artillery fire)

Why? How could it happen?

Another 100 metres

and the Americans would have

captured the Oberkassel Bridge.

It was the only escape route

for our units in that sector.

Escape route?

No. A highway for the American Army

into the heart of Germany.

In any case, the Fhrer is determined

we shall not take such a risk again.

(artillery fire)

Not very likely.

There's only one bridge left.

And already it is threatened

by the American forces.

One breakthrough, a few hours,

and it too can be lost.

General von Brock,

you must prepare to destroy the Remagen

Bridge at the earliest possible moment.

Destroy?

We have 75,000 men who would be

trapped on the other side of the Rhine.

And if the bridge falls to the enemy,

are you prepared for the consequences?

These men are all that's left

of the 15th Army.

Their only hope of salvation is that bridge.

The 15th Army will stand or die.

The Fhrer has ordered

that not one foot of our sacred soil

will be yielded to the enemy.

Herr Feldmarschall,

if orders won wars, we wouldn't now be

fighting with our backs against the Rhine.

We'd be dancing at the London Savoy.

I suggest you speak more carefully,

Herr General.

You might be misunderstood.

These are your written orders.

In the present conditions

I must require your countersignature.

Quite clear, Herr Feldmarschall.

I'm to destroy Remagen Bridge

at the earliest possible moment.

Good night, gentlemen.

I am sorry the war

has disturbed your sleep.

What a brilliant plan to shorten the war.

Do just what the enemy wants.

Just got word from G2.

At least 50,000 Germans are still here,

on this side of the Rhine,

starting to move toward the bridge

at Remagen, but we're gonna cut 'em off.

- Who's out front now, Colonel Dent?

- 27th Armoured Infantry, sir.

- You again, eh, Barnes?

- Somebody has to be up there, sir.

All right, now, listen to me.

I want those Germans.

I want an armoured recon outfit

to make an all-out run for the river,

see what kind of resistance

we're gonna find.

That's Indian country out there.

Loose German units everywhere.

But I don't want any tippytoe tactics.

We've gotta move fast.

Sir, the men are dead on their feet.

So are the Germans, sir.

If you don't mind my saying so, sir.

- Do you think you can do it?

- I know we can, sir.

It's our only chance to grab the 15th Army

before it reaches the Remagen Bridge

and hightails it across the Rhine.

Be nice if that bridge'd be

in one piece when we got there.

Forget bridges. If the Germans haven't

blown them, our airforce will. Get going.

You're spearhead.

Strike for Stadt Meckenheim tonight.

If you hit trouble, holler. With luck,

we may reach the Rhine tomorrow.

Yes, sir.

We're spearhead again, Johnny.

- Jesus.

- Well, it's orders.

Got a light, Major?

You don't want the Russkies

to beat us to Berlin, do you?

Think I should care?

Our mission is to get to the river.

Next stop Stadt Meckenheim by tonight.

So, give 'em hell, do you hear?

Keep sharp. You're the cuttin' edge.

- Hey, Pattison, come here!

- Hold it.

- We're on the move. Where's Hartman?

- Still up ahead, sir. Riding point.

OK. Let's go.

You know something, Angel? You're a pig.

I love you too... sir.

Everybody makes a profit out of the war.

Why shouldn't I?

Know your trouble, Lieutenant?

You got no ambition.

I'm goin' out of this war rich.

Or dead, Angel.

You may be dead.

If I do get it, I got a present for you.

Might help you get into heaven.

Who'd you steal that off?

- My mother.

- You're a pig.

Why don't you get off my back?

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