Crossing the Rhine DVD
Crossing the RhineDVD
In March 1945, ninety divisions of men and machines stood ready to cross the Rhine River, a natural barrier protecting Germany from Western invasion and the last major obstacle that stood between the Allies and the road to final victory over the Nazis. At the town of Remagen, American soldiers discovered, with considerable amazement, the only remaining intact bridge across the river. The series of events centered on Remagen in the spring of 1945 - the discovery of the crucial bridge, the race to capture it before the Germans destroyed it, and the fateful Nazi delay - undoubtedly decided the outcome of WWII in Europe. In this illuminating program, the Lost Evidence revisits the bottleneck at the Rhine and captures the entire operation - the single largest offensive against the Germans since D-Day - with a combination of archival material, dramatic re-enactments, and high-tech computer modeling. Featuring enhanced reconnaissance photographs that have lain buried for years and extraordinary interviews with soldiers who were there, Crossing the Rhine tracks the battle, step by step, and offers unique insight into one of the most intense, surprising, and thrilling episodes of WWII.