This bridge in Deventer was used in the 1977 movie "A Bridge Too Far". It looked most likely like the bridge in Arnhem in 1944. The Arnhem city scenes were also made here in Deventer.
The film tells the story of the failure of Operation Market Garden during World War II, the Allied attempt to break through German lines and seize several bridges, including the bridge over the Lower Rhine, in the occupied Netherlands, with the main objective of Allied armour outflanking the Siegfried Line at its northern extremity.
The name for the film comes from an unconfirmed comment made by British Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning, deputy commander of the First Allied Airborne Army, who told Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the operation's architect, before the operation, "I think we may be going a bridge too far."
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