“A Bridge Too Far” is a book (1974), later a movie (1977), written about “Operation Market Garden”, in WWII. It was an Airborne Operation to capture several bridges in an effort to move into the German industrial heartland.

Less known is the Canadian Military Engineers contribution/participation in the Operation. An article in the Canadian Military Journal, (Winter 2005 – 2006) – A BRIDGE TOO FAR:
THE CANADIAN ROLE IN THE EVACUATION OF THE BRITISH 1ST AIRBORNE DIVISION FROM ARNHEM-OOSTERBEEK, SEPTEMBER 1944 can be found here http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo6/no4/history-histoire-01-eng.asp