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Man and Moment: T. Moffatt Burriss and the Crossing



Few know the privilege of being portrayed on the silver screen by Robert Redford, but that's exactly what happened to South Carolinian Moffatt Burriss. Major Cook, Redford's character in "A Bridge Too Far," was based in part on Burriss' heroic actions during World War II. The 1977 film tells Hollywood's version of the failed attempt to capture several bridges in Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history.

The film is part of the South Carolinians in World War II project, which is a partnership between The State newspaper, ETV and the ETV Endowment. The production was funded by the AT&T Foundation.


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Moffatt Burris

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