Storming The Rhine in WW2 Caught on Film! (WW2 Documentary)

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In early March 1945 the German Army was well on the defensive and the outcome of WW2 in Europe was in no doubt. With allied forces approaching the vital River Rhine all along Eisenhower’s ‘broad front’, German hopes were to make one last defensive stand on the east bank of that river in hopes of stalling the allies and bringing about a negotiated peace on the Western Front. Those dreams were crushed when on 7th March, against all expectation, American troops discovered and stormed a vital bridge across the Rhine at a little known town called Remagen. This is that remarkable story.

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Written References:

A. Rawson, Remagen Bridge (2004)
K. Hechler, The Bridge at Remagen (20055 edition)
H.G. Phillips, Remagen: Springboard to Victory (1994)
U.S. Army, The Bridge (1949)

Video References:

U.S. Army Pictorial Service, The Story of the Remagen Bridge Capture (1945), accessible via U.S. Army Pictoral Service: Story of Remagen Bridge Capture (
A.N. Productions, The Bridge at Remagen (2023), accessible via:

General Sources:

US National Archives (NARA)
165th Signal Photographic Company (Facebook Group)
Ralf Anton Schäfer (
British Newspaper Archive (BNA)
The National Archives, Kew (TNA)
Google Earth Pro & Web Versions
Maptiler Pro (Desktop Version)

Image Sources:

Maps: NARA Aerial Imagery
Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1971-033-01 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 173-0422 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1995-082-19 / Hackel [Hackl] / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-695-0407-13 / Leher / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-455-0006-02 / Kamm, Richard / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-J28732 / Pincornelly / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-J28489 / Herbert Ahrens / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H28150 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H28150 / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Kriegsgräberstätte Birnbach by STYX69

Research: Edwin Popken & Shane Greer
Historical Support: Ralf Anton Schäfer
Script & Narration: Dan Hill
Editing: Shane Greer & Linus Klassen
Thumbnail Design: Linus Klassen
Image Optimization: Linus Klassen
3D Model: With thanks to
Music & Sound Effects: Epidemic Sounds
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