Foundation Lecture: A Bridge Too Far - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC `

Foundation Lecture: A Bridge Too Far

Room 101, Walnut Building | October 21, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Foundation of Wayne Community College’s Arts and Humanities Program presents “A Bridge Too Far: Operation Market Garden.” a lecture by Dr. Roy “Doc” Heidicker.

In September 1944 the Allied armies were advancing from Normandy and driving the disorganized and battered German army before them. The hope was that the war would be over by Christmas. British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery proposed a bold plan to capture a series of bridges by airborne assault to advance the Allies across the Rhine and into Germany. Operation Market Garden became the largest airborne assault in history. What transpired was, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” What might have been a war-ending campaign was beset by intelligence errors, unexpected weather, and a resurgent German Army. The book and film, “A Bridge Too Far,” tells the dramatic story of Market Garden. This is a fascinating campaign highlighted by the courage and the life and death struggle of friend and foe.

Free and open to the public.

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