The Damned Engineers at Remagen DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
The Ludendorff Bridge was a key component to the Allied and Axis powers of World War II. The American division charged with taking the bridge was the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion. See recently discovered footage of the battles that took place around this military linchpin, and learn why the outcome was vital to Allied success.
- See how a 1100 foot bridge was erected within 32 hours.
- Discover the importance of Remagen in the overall Battle of the Bulge.
- Based on the novel First Across the Rhine by Colonel David E. Pergrin.
The Ludendorff Bridge stretches across the Rhine River and into the heart of Germany. In the heated days of World War II, this bridge was a key component to the Allied battle plan to defeat the Nazi war machine. German forces were well aware of the bridge's importance and sent forces to keep it in German hands. The US 291st Engineer Combat Battalion proved itself as the premier fighting unit of Europe during the battles that ensued.
Recently discovered combat footage demonstrates the training, toughness, and sheer will required by the 291st to withstand the heavy fire they encountered. See how they fended off tank divisions with land mines and roadblocks. Learn how they created a 1100 foot bridge within 32 hours. Meet the men that helped to decide the outcome in one of the most crucial battles of World War II. Find out the critical role that Remagen played in the Battle of the Bulge.
Based on the novel First Across The Rhine by Colonel David E. Pergrin, a member of the 291st. This feature is companion to THE DAMNED ENGINEERS AT BATTLE OF THE BULGE.