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World War II: Battles for Europe

Series 1 Episode 8: Crossing the Rhine

March 1945 and the Allies have reached the River Rhine, which Hitler is counting on to stall their advance. Field Marshal Montgomery plans a giant operation to cross the river in the north, but luck hands the Americans an intact bridge over the Rhine at Remagen. We hear from the first US troops to cross it. Monty's great amphibious and airborne crossings are described by those who took part. As the fighting ends, we hear the emotional stories of those lucky enough to return home.

Category
Documentary / War / History / Miniseries
Cast and crew
  • Toby GroomDirector
  • Charles NoveNarrator