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Why didn't the British silence or suppress their weapons behind enemy lines?

At 1:26:28/2:56:12 in A Bridge Too Far, Maj Gen Urquhart and his squad or platoon (I'm uncertain which term) are behind enemy lines and trying to dodge Germans. But why didn't they silence or ...
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After hiding in an attic, how did Maj Gen Urquhart and his men flee?

In 1:29:30/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977), Maj Gen Roy Urquhart and his few men are hiding in an attic volunteered by a Dutch couple. Nazi soldiers surround them, but how did they escape and flee ...
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What is the purpose of the scene where a Dutch lady gets killed while hailing a taxi?

I don't understand 1:56:37/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977). I quote this script: Taxi! - Do you get all that? - She wants somebody to call her a taxi. Taxi. Was this lady mentally ill? ...
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Why did the Germans try to surrender to the British under a white flag?

I don't understand 2:00:15/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977). I quote this transcript: That's far enough! We can hear you from there. Rather an interesting development, sir. My general says there is ...
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Why did Lt Col Gold report Sgt Dohun to Lt Rafferty?

I quote A Bridge Too Far (1977)'s transcript from 1:39:06/2:56:12. If you don't look at him right now, he's going to die. He's dead now. It'd mean a lot to me if you'd check him out. ...
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Who sloppily brought plans to a glider later found by the Germans?

In 1:03:26/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977), a German soldier chances on a copy of operation plans. Who irresponsibly brought them on the glider? Captured Market Garden battleplan - Axis History ...
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In Operation Market Garden, why didn't airplanes scout for Germans along the road, rather than rely on purple smoke?

In 59:05/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977), German artillery raze at least 5 UK tanks, but I'm surmising from (erstwhile) Lt Col J.O.E. Vandeleur (portrayed by Michael Caine)'s order to fire purple ...