The Bridge at Remagen is a 1969 war film starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. It was directed by John Guillermin and was shot on location in Czechoslovakia. The film is based on the book The Bridge at Remagen: The Amazing Story of March 7, 1945 by writer and U. S. Representative Ken Hechler. It was adapted into a screenplay by Richard Yates and William Roberts. The film is a highly fictionalized version of actual events during the last months of World War II when the 9th Armored Division approached Remagen and captured the Ludendorff Bridge intact. The bridge, named for General Erich Ludendorff, is never actually mentioned by name in the movie, which depicts a week-long battle and several artillery duels fought by the Americans before gaining a bridgehead across the Rhine for their final push into Germany.