FILM : Bridge Too Far, A
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Bridge Too Far, A 1976 Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Kruger, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullman The Netherlands, Berkshire
Director : Richard Attenborough   Production Company : MGM  Region : SOUTH EAST A-D,REST OF THE WORLD

A reconstruction of operation 'Market Garden', based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.

Lots of info on line for this film of course, but http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/market-garden/movie.htm presents a detailed comparison between the film and the actual events in Market Garden. An episode of the Dutch TV program 'Andere Tijden' describes the impact that the making of the film had on the town of Deventer: http://www.geschiedenis24.nl/andere-tijden/afleveringen/2004-2005/Een-Brug-te-Ver.html

Stills and uncredited now shots by Phil Bailey

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A Bridge Too Far [DVD] [1977]

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Bridge Too Far, A - Feldmarschall Von Runstedt (Wolfgang Preiss) arrives at German Western Front Army HQ. Oude Gemeentehuis, Zutphen.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf001. Feldmarschall Von Runstedt (Wolfgang Preiss) arrives at German Western Front Army HQ. Oude Gemeentehuis, Zutphen.

Bridge Too Far, A - This looks to be inside the entrance of the Oude Gemeentehuis, with St Walburgiskerk visible opposite.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf002. This looks to be inside the entrance of the Oude Gemeentehuis, with St Walburgiskerk visible opposite.

Bridge Too Far, A - Retreating German troops stream past the house where the (unnamed) underground leader's son (Eric Van't Wout) is observing from his window. Junction of Bergschild and Rijkmanstraat, Deventer.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf003. Retreating German troops stream past the house where the (unnamed) underground leader's son (Eric Van't Wout) is observing from his window. Junction of Bergschild and Rijkmanstraat, Deventer.

Bridge Too Far, A - The camera zooms to the window from which the boy is watching. 48 Rijkmanstraat, Deventer.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf004. The camera zooms to the window from which the boy is watching. 48 Rijkmanstraat, Deventer.

Bridge Too Far, A - At Lt-Gen Browning's HQ in England, Browning (Dirk Bogarde) and Major Fuller (Frank Grimes) discuss the possibility of German tanks in the drop zone. IMDB says Moor Park Golf Club, but this doesn't seem to match at all.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf005. At Lt-Gen Browning's HQ in England, Browning (Dirk Bogarde) and Major Fuller (Frank Grimes) discuss the possibility of German tanks in the drop zone. IMDB says Moor Park Golf Club, but this doesn't seem to match at all.

Bridge Too Far, A - Major General Urquhart (Sean Connery) discusses the location of the drop zone with the RAF briefing officer (Jeremy Kemp). The maps show Arnhem, but this reconnaissance photo is of Deventer. By the bridge approach, the houses constructed for filming are visible, so I like to think that the entire cast and crew are in this shot.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf006. Major General Urquhart (Sean Connery) discusses the location of the drop zone with the RAF briefing officer (Jeremy Kemp). The maps show Arnhem, but this reconnaissance photo is of Deventer. By the bridge approach, the houses constructed for filming are visible, so I like to think that the entire cast and crew are in this shot.

abtf006n. The same view in 2005, copyright Google Earth. Visible under the bridge approach, where the fake houses stood, is a large enclosed car park.
(Modern Photo Added: 06-06-2014)

Bridge Too Far, A - Troops await the arrival of Lt-General Horrocks (Edward Fox). De Brink, Deventer, substituting for Leopoldsburg.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf007. Troops await the arrival of Lt-General Horrocks (Edward Fox). De Brink, Deventer, substituting for Leopoldsburg.

Bridge Too Far, A - Planes carrying the first wave of paratroopers fly over a church.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf008. Planes carrying the first wave of paratroopers fly over a church.

abtf008n. St Michael's, Bray -- also used in Siege of the Saxons and several episodes of Morse.
(Modern Photo Added: 06-06-2014)

Bridge Too Far, A - Inside the church, the noise of the massed planes has the congregation leaving to see what's happening.
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf009. Inside the church, the noise of the massed planes has the congregation leaving to see what's happening.

abtf009n. Today, with the new organ, completed in 2013, visible on the left.
(Modern Photo Added: 06-06-2014)

Bridge Too Far, A - At an unknown location, the locals watch the planes fly over...Hill Street, Reading says Pete Downs and a Google scan looking south-east at the corner of Francis Street would agree (SJ).
Bridge Too Far, A

abtf010. At an unknown location, the locals watch the planes fly over...Hill Street, Reading says Pete Downs and a Google scan looking south-east at the corner of Francis Street would agree (SJ).

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