Events for Saturday 17th March 2012
On This Day in History
Remagen Bridge collapses17th March 1945
The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapses, ten days after its capture. The Bridge at Remagen was famously seized by the American forces in a daring coup-de-main operation which, due to German blunder and oversight, remained intact.
Further ReadingRemagen Bridge
(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Andrew Rawson
In Spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the American and British Armies under Ike's supreme command – the Rhine. This mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defence of Hitler's Germany. Crossing it would be a major military undertaking. The race was on to find intact crossings. Famously… Read more...Only £9.95 at Pen & Sword Books.