1945... The confusion and intensity of a single moment in war are captured in this intense and bloody WWII drama about the destruction of a single vital bridge (the Ludendorff Bridge) at Remagen. As American forces move into Germany, the Nazi high command orders the bridge destroyed. A German major (Robert Vaughn), realizing the destruction of the bridge will cut his troops off from their homeland, delays the carrying out of his orders. The Americans, under officer George Segal, are ordered to capture the German troops and, if needed, blow up the bridge themselves. A deadly clash of conscience and arms begins.