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on November 25, 2015
A Hollywood Classic
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on November 21, 2015
One of the best and most accurate war movies ever made though some events have been compressed and altered slightly when compared to the book. Picture and sound was excellent. There seemed to be an over abundance of Sherman Fireflys (i.e. the 17pdr armed Sherman). With the use extensive use of period equipment - DC3/C47 aircraft, M3 halftracks, Bren gun carriers, jeeps, PAK 40 anti-tank guns, 25pdrs and trucks - we will never see the likes again. The movie was well cast.

I can think of only two or three war movies that have matched it for accuracy in recounting events and use of period equipment - Tora! Tora! Tora! and The Longest Day and Waterloo.

All-in-al a superior movie.
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on October 10, 2015
great oldie
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on October 3, 2015
thank you
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on August 6, 2015
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on January 17, 2015
If you are a World War II history and movie buff you probably know of this movie and it is a good one to add to your collection. Amazing, very recognizable cast.
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on November 1, 2014
An old favourite. Contains all the best male lead actors of it's time.
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on October 5, 2014
Excellent war movie about the Allied attempts to seize bridges in the Netherlands to hurry their advance into W.W.II Germany. The history is very accurate. The ensemble cast is fantastic: including such talent as Sean Connery, Michael Caine, and Gene Hackman. The photography and the sets are very good.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon September 13, 2014
I had seen “A Bridge Too Far” in the past and watched it again in anticipation of teaching a continuing ed class on World War II- 1944. It never fails to be worthwhile. It tells the story of Operation Market Garden, Gen. Montgomery’s scheme to drop airborne units into Holland, have them capture seven bridges and hold until relieved by ground units advancing up a single highway. Like many other battles, things did not go according to plan. One bridge was destroyed before capture, and a Panzer unit had been pulled back for rest near Arnhem, the last bridge to be captured. Despite advancing through six of the river crossings, the heavy Allied casualties and failure to open the road to Germany’s industrial heartland marked this as the Allies’ major defeat after D-day.

The star studded cast depicts the savagery of war in exciting and reportedly realistic battle scenes. Perhaps the most important theme of the film is nobility in defeat. Despite the failure, the trapped paratroopers and their expected rescuers carried out their duties with determination. Ignored intelligence, unrealistic planning marred the operation from the outset but even at the end the officers had no consensus as to the cause of the failure. Any student of World War II in Europe will want to watch “A Bridge Too Far” again and again.
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on August 23, 2014
Always a classic even better on blu-ray. Product arrived before stated delivery time.
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