A Bridge Too Far is notable for being one of the few war films that showcases an Allied defeat. The 1976 film depicts Operation Market Garden, in which British and American forces launched a paratrooper operation to invade Holland, with the aim being to gain strategic bridges and then launch an invasion of northern Germany to hopefully end the war by Christmas. The battle quickly went wrong and Allied forces were forced to withdraw, marking one of the few defeats the Germans managed to inflict on the Allies in the Western Front of the war.
A Bridge Too Far (11/50)
Submitted to "The 25 Greatest War Films of all Time"