We welcome back Historian Peter Caddick-Adams back to show to cover 1969s ‘The Bridge at Remagen’ that pits George Segal against Robert Vaughn as they battle for the bridge! Directed by John Guillermin and produced by David L. Wolper, the production of the film is just as eventful as the action on screen as the filming was interrupted by the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968.
A war movie in the vein of Kelly’s Heroes and other late 60s American war films, Bridge at Remagen goes against the gun-ho war films of the 50s and shows 1945 in a far more accurate way. Both commanders are at breaking point as well as the men below them. Peter also brings his extensive knowledge of the battle to the show and even regales us with Bridge Demolition tips from his time in the British Army!
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Here are some stills from the film: