Just watched "A Bridge Too Far", suggested by Rogier. Film is a history of Operation Market Garden in Arnhem / Nijmegen area, as interpreted by Hollywood... but a good interpretation withal. All-star cast -- Connery, Redford, Olivier, Hopkins, Hackman, Caine, Ullmann -- the list goes on.
Operation Market Garden was arguably rushed and poorly planned, strategically flawed, and certainly tragic. That said, hindsight is 20-20, with our having the benefit of time. All armed forces in Europe in late 1944 operated in a different situation, with very imperfect information.