I went on a bit of a battlefield tour the other week and part of it was to retrace the route of Company 'A' of the US 27th Armoured Infantry Battalion under the command of Lt. Karl Timmerman and the seizure of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine at Remagen. It was at this very spot at the Waldschlosschen that Timmerman sent forward a patrol who quickly returned with the news that the Bridge was still intact. The view across the bridge from the western bank with a 'then and now' comparison.. A MG position on the tower on the west bank.. A few views from below, again on the West bank. The heights of the Erpeler Ley can just be seen on the Eastern shore.. Some of the memorials to those who took part in the capture of the bridge.. And the view over to the bridge towers on the eastern bank of the Rhine with the vitally strategic Erpeler Ley towering above..