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Its' the movie "A bridge too far"
about the operation "Market Garden" which failed.
In the end, general Roy asks general Browning
what he thinks about the whole thing, operation and its failure.
General Browning says,
"As you know, I've always thought
that we tried to go a bridge too far."

Just wondering, can you interpret this,
"We shouldn't included that last bridge."?

Thank you
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  • RM1(SS)

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    English - US (Midwest)
    Yes. They overextended themselves. Here Browning is using "a bridge" as a measure of distance, to say how much too far they tried to go.
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