WW2 – Battles for Europe (2019): S01E08 – Crossing the Rhine


Introduction

World War II – Battles for Europe is a compelling eight-part series takes you to the heart of iconic moments in the history of warfare: the D-Day landings, the ill-fated airborne operation at Arnhem, the German counterattack at the Battle of the Bulge and the dash for one of the last bridges standing across the Rhine at Remagen.

Also stylised as WWII – Battles for Europe or World War II – Battles for Europe.

Outline

March 1945 – 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.

WW2 – Battles for Europe Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 August 2019.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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