A Bridge too Far

A Bridge too Far

2009-10-24 01:41:37

Another bridge today. This is the famous (rebuild) bridge too far over the river Rhine in Arnhem where heavy battle took place during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. At this bridge in Arnhem the British 1st Airborne Division encountered far stronger resistance than anticipated. In the ensuing battle only a small force managed to hold one end of the Arnhem road bridge and after the ground forces failed to relieve them they were overrun on the 21st. The rest of the division, trapped in a small pocket west of the bridge, had to be evacuated on the 25th. The Allies had failed to cross the Rhine in sufficient force, and the Rhine remained a barrier to their advance until the offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945.

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Focal Length: 29 mm
Exposure: 15 sec
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100

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  • Ow wow! Love it!
    Nathalie @ 2009-10-29 09:52:36
  • Incredible top to bottom sharpness with a perfect exposition of all the lights.
    Fred @ 2010-01-12 08:10:21
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A Bridge too Far

A Bridge too Far

2009-10-24 01:41:37

Another bridge today. This is the famous (rebuild) bridge too far over the river Rhine in Arnhem where heavy battle took place during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. At this bridge in Arnhem the British 1st Airborne Division encountered far stronger resistance than anticipated. In the ensuing battle only a small force managed to hold one end of the Arnhem road bridge and after the ground forces failed to relieve them they were overrun on the 21st. The rest of the division, trapped in a small pocket west of the bridge, had to be evacuated on the 25th. The Allies had failed to cross the Rhine in sufficient force, and the Rhine remained a barrier to their advance until the offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945.

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EXIF

Focal Length: 29 mm
Exposure: 15 sec
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100

Latest Comment

  • Ow wow! Love it!
    Nathalie @ 2009-10-29 09:52:36
  • Incredible top to bottom sharpness with a perfect exposition of all the lights.
    Fred @ 2010-01-12 08:10:21
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