07. March 1945

Sprengung der Brücke von Remagen

On March 7, 1945, the attempt to destroy the Ludendorff Bridge, also known as the Remagen Bridge, before the advancing Allied troops, failed. As a result, 18 Allied regiments were able to cross the Rhine. Hitler ordered the summary execution of five officers for “cowardice” and “dereliction of duty.” The news of this event inspired Curt Bloch to write the poem “Exemplary-noble Aryan”.