On This Day … 08 May [2022]

Events 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded. People (Births) 1916 – Ramananda Sengupta, Indian cinematographer (d. 2017). 1926 – David Hurst, German actor (d. 2019). 1954 – David Keith, American actor and director. People (Deaths) 1952 – William Fox, Austrian businessman, founded Fox Theatres (b. 1879). 1988 – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer… Read More

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Introduction Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. Outline Operation Market Garden envisions 35,000 men being flown 300 miles from air bases in England and dropped behind enemy lines in the Netherlands. Two divisions of US paratroopers,… Read More