I don’t get to the movies much so I haven’t got a lot of memories of too many of them. But back in 1977 I went to see a war picture called “A bridge too far“. I don’t remember why I want because I don’t really like war pics.
It had a lot of great actors in it though. Guys like Michael Caine, James Caan, and the famous actor of the Bond movies 007 Sean Connery. This was a true story which took place in 1944 in the middle of the second world war. It is known in history as “operation Market Garden”.
The Allies wanted to finish the war early and so poured everything into this operation. It didn’t go well. Not well at all.
The German forces were stronger than anticipated and in the end it was declared an “Allied operational failure”. Now we know it was the worst in history with over 17,000 casualties. One of the bridges they were trying to capture was just too darn far.
Kind a bit-off-more-than-we-can-chew type of thing.
Ever have one of those? I have, and it used to stress me out to the nines. It can do a lot of damage to your mindset that’s for sure.
Lucky I took this a long time ago and now I get an automatic buffering effect whenever a bad turn happens. It’s still not a cake-walk but it allows me to stay on track. A lot better than the alternative.
More power to you.