A Bridge Too Far

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A Bridge Too Far movie poster.

Movie (1977)

Siem Vroom (Underground Leader)
Marlies van Alcmaer (Underground Leader's Wife)
Hans von Borsody (General Blumentritt)
Dirk Bogarde (Lieutenant General Browning)
Sean Connery (Major General Urquhart)
Ryan O'Neal (Brigadier General Gavin)

An historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Martin B-26 Marauder

From a archive footage seen in the very begining of the movie.

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B-26 overflying the vessels of the D-Day.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

General Eisenhower unboarding from a USAAF C-47. Serial seems to be ?6600 or ?6800 but those close among Skytrain production list are for a RAF Dakota or a C-47 sent to USSR in May 1945 ...

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Taylorcraft Auster III

Auster III (c/n 344).


Supermarine Spitfire H.F.IXb

Supermarine Spitfire H.F.IXb (MH434) built in 1943. Look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Eleven aircraft (all C-47s) were used for this movie. One of them was really on strengh for Market Garden. Serials are false.

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During this panorama, ten Skytrain are visible.
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With the british roundel to figure a Dakota.

Airspeed AS.51 Horsa I

Non flyable replicas.

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Start of the towing of an Airspeed Horsa by a Dakota.

North American Harvard IIB

Four North American AT-16-ND Harvard IIB have been used.
Some work have been done to give them a line like the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

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Harvard IIB (c/n. 14A-1467, s/n 43-13168).

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