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Go for Broke! (1951) Poster

(1951)

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Factual errors 

Railroad freight cars in French village are American style four axle types. European railroads use two axle freight cars.
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In the scene where the unit is sent to rescue the Lost Battalion, they are clearing a path for the tank that is to be brought up to give support. When the tank finally arrives, it is an M24 Chaffee Light Tank, the mission to rescue the Lost Battalion occurred between Oct. 26 - 30, 1944; the M24 did not arrive in France until November 1944.
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When the unit is sent to rescue the Lost Battalion, they are clearing a path for the tank that is to be brought up to give support. When the tank finally arrives, it is an M24 Chaffee Light Tank, the mission to rescue the Lost Battalion occurred between Oct. 26 - 30, 1944; the M24 did not arrive in France until November 1944.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Lt Grayson formally reports to his regimental commander at Camp Shelby, he performs a complete salute before the commander even begins his. Proper procedure would be for Grayson to bring his salute up, wait for his commander to complete a full salute, then return his arm to his side.
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Lt Grayson salutes his company commander while they are on the front lines in Italy. In reality, troops do not salute while at the front, since this identifies officers and makes them likely targets for the enemy.
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In Italy, Lt Grayson's troops are fired on by two German soldiers positioned behind a broken wall on a high bluff. But rather than crouching behind the wall for maximum cover, they are standing. This makes them easy targets for Grayson's soldiers. Real snipers would have kept as low as possible behind the wall for maximum protection.
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While Lt Grayson is observing his troops running the obstacle course during training, there is a pouch for two .45-caliber pistol magazines on his belt. Yet he is not carrying a pistol or any other weapon.
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During the fire fight in the ancient ruins a 61 mm mortar is set up behind a high stone wall. Had there been real rounds they would of hit the wall above the soldier's heads because the angle of the mortar was not great enough to allow the rounds to clear the wall.
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