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The filmposter for the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine<br />
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The bravery medals of a hero paratrooper who helped form the remarkable defence of Arnhem Bridge in World War Two have sold for £55,000.<br />
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Captain Bernard Briggs was one of 750 men who seized one end of the road bridge in the Dutch city during the ill-fated Operation Market Garden in September 1944.<br />
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The men were meant to hold the bridge and await reinforcements but ended up being cut off and held out against a superior German tank division for four days.<br />
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The famous action was immortalised in the epic 1977 war film A Bridge Too Far which starred Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Dirk Bogarde.<br />
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Capt Briggs' medals, including his prestigious Military Cross, went under the hammer with London based auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.