Aug 23, 2011


A Bridge Too Far published in 1974 and written by Cornelius Ryan documents the story of Operation Market Garden - a failed attempt by the allies in 1944 to end World War II by securing three bridges in Holland – giving them access into Germany via the Rhine River. Botched allied intelligence and two stubborn German divisions meant that the final part of the operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine) was doomed. In 1977 the book was adapted into a movie with a then star-studded cast that included James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Elliot Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Ryan O’Neal, and Robert Redford.

It’s an awesome movie, but not an awesome situation to be in at work…

My job has me shaken and stirred.

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