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A Bridge Too Far


"A Bridge Too Far" is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed by Richard Attenborough.


"A Bridge Too Far", a non-fiction book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1974, tells the story of Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhem across the river Rhine in the occupied Netherlands during World War II in September 1944. The title of the book comes from a comment made by British Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning, deputy commander of the First Allied Airborne Army, who told Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery before the operation, "I think we may be going a bridge too far.

  • also known as "A Bridge Too Far [Paperback]", Bridge Too Far, A Bridge Too Far [Paperback]
  • language: English Language
  • genre: War film
  • subjects: Operation Market Garden, Military history, Netherlands in World War II
  • released in (42 years ago)


  1. "A Bridge Too Far" is a musical album of John Addison, soundtrack.
    • also known as A Bridge Too Far Soundtrack
    • released in (17 years ago)
  2. "A Bridge Too Far" is a composition.

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Google previewAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Thus, someone attempting to reach a bridge too far is destined to fail.* Brief See hold a brief. Bright as a button Intelligent and/or cheerful and/or lively.* Bright- eyed and bushy tailed Means the same as bright as a button. Bright spark A clever ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound (2001)

by Marty McGee

A Bridge Too Far (¡977, S); Yanks (¡979 , ...

Google previewThe Full Points Footy Encyclopedia Of Australian Football Clubs Volume Three

by John Devaney

Timboon in the first semi final proved a bridge too far, however, with Panmure going down by 22 points. PANTHERS. CurrentAffiliation: Fortescue National Football Association ( FNFA) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (2009)

by Barbara Kerr

Education and the brain: A bridge too far.

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