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Google Map of Bridge at Remagen, Germany

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Groundwork of the Bridge at Remagen over the river Rhine.

Editors note - There isn't a bridge yet, but you can see the beginnings of a bridge on either side of the Rhine.

Additional info (from user 600ccm):

On the 7th of March 1945, an advance unit of the 9th U.S. Armored Division, led by LT Karl H. Timmermann, an American of German descent, reached the last intact bridge, just after the German defenders twice failed in their demolition attempts.

The capture of the bridge is known in the annals of the war as the "Miracle of Remagen." General Eisenhower stated that "the bridge is worth its weight in gold." In the days immediately following, the German High Command made desperate attempts to destroy the bridge by bombing and even employing frogmen.

Hitler irately convened a court-martial which condemned five officers to death, four of whom were actually executed in the Westerwald Forest.

On the 17th of March 1945 the bridge collapsed. 28 American soldiers lost their lives.

For more information see http://www.bruecke-remagen.de/index.htm



 

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