In Spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the American and British Armies under Ike's supreme command – the Rhine. This mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defence of Hitler's Germany. Crossing it would be a major military undertaking. The race was on to find intact crossings. Famously the American forces in a daring coup-de-main operation seized the Bridge at Remagen which, due to German blunder and oversight, remained intact. This is the thrilling story of that success.
Remagen Bridge collapses
17th March 1945
The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture. The Bridge at Remagen was famously seized by the American forces in a daring coup-de-main operation which, due to German blunder and oversight, remained intact.