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Anachronisms 

When Crabbe and his divers are diving on the aircraft wreck to search for the briefcase, they come upon an aircraft engine that is supposed to be from the wreck.. the engine has no carburetor and a couple of the valve covers are missing. Obviously, this was not a running engine.
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As Lt Crabb is making his first dive, the vessel in the background in the RFA Eddy Beach, this vessel was not laid down until 1950. The vessel to the foreground, the F605 was not commissioned until 1945. The movie is set in 1942.
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Character error 

During the first night of operations five merchant ships are blown up and a tanker set ablaze. The following morning Crabb and Thorpe talk of three ships sunk and the rest saved.
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Continuity 

A plane crashes into the sea apparently just offshore from the team's base, but when Crabb goes out to search for the wreckage he takes his boat nearly half way to North Africa.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Crabb is shown wearing a Rolex Submariner throughout the movie. The Rolex Submariner model was not released until 1953. Crabb was in fact a Rolex owner but not that model at that time.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the three chariots are making their way underwater there is appropriate engine noise but none of the propellers are rotating.
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