Monday, November 13, 2006

A bride too far

Yesterday's Sunday Times had an article on Elspeth (wife of Ming) Campbell's memories of her father Major-General Roy Urquhart.

As everyone knows by now, Urquhart was the character played by Sean Connery in the film A Bridge Too Far:
During the course of filming Urquhart got to know Connery and “because they both loved whisky and golf, they got on quite well”.
With apologies for the headline.

1 comment:

Edis said...

My dad was the Royal Engineers officer who crossed enemy lines to contact the airbourn troops at Osterbeek, and subsequently evacuated the 2000-plus troops who escaped across the Rhine. He almost certainly met Gen Urquhart.

Nice to have a distant family conection with the leadership...