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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Sep 2022 5:55 a.m. PST

…The bridge at Remagen, which featured in a 1969 film of the same name starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn, focusing on the heroism of the allies' final advance into Germany, could be standing again within a decade, town planners have said…

The Guardian: link

Grelber19 Sep 2022 8:22 a.m. PST

"Officials in Germany have announced plans to rebuild a bridge over the Rhine that collapsed days after its capture by US soldiers in the final weeks of the second world war."

Umm, it's not exactly like it was all our fault. The Germans did try to blow it up.


Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2022 12:27 p.m. PST

"When it collapsed, all that remained of the bridge which was built during the first world war by Russian prisoners of war to facilitate the delivery of personnel, equipment and supplies to German troops on the western front"

Perhaps Ukraine could provide them with a labor pool of authentic Russian POWS to build the new bridge.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Nine pound round19 Sep 2022 1:15 p.m. PST

Guessing it won't be named after Ludendorff this time around.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2022 1:17 p.m. PST

Bunkermeister -

I suspect they would much prefer that to being returned to the Russian Army!

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2022 4:28 p.m. PST

Interesting. I visited it several times when I was stationed in Germany. No fanfare around either side. They are right no other bridge for miles.


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