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Anachronisms 

Although the story is taking place in the years from 1939-1945, Gia Scala's clothes and hairstyles are strictly 1958, the year the film was made.
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Gia Scala's apartment building's architecture with its open glass facade is obviously of a modern (1950s) design rather than the sort of design be found in 1940s Berlin.
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Continuity 

When Gen. Schottland is in the forest trying to radio the allies, he is confronted by a soldier carrying a British Sten submachine gun. In the next scene it is revealed to be a German soldier and now he is carrying a German MP-40 submachine gun. In the next scene it switches back to a Sten.
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After Reinisch shoots Lili with a Walthar PPK the hammer is forward, but it should be cocked.
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Miscellaneous 

When Schotland opens his newspaper to find his connection, the ads for Nuremberg Eggs are in English while the rest of the paper is in German.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Use of reel to reel tape recorder. While Americans may believe tape recording was a post-war development, it is a fact that Germany had built and developed practical tape recorders in the 1940's. They were used in both military and broadcasting situations. After the war, the Ampex corporation was given the German technology as a reward for their war work and they began to manufacture tape recorders in the US. The Ampex model 300 was a very close copy of the German production unit. Some industry journals even suggested that Ampex sold existing units seized from German warehouses before they began manufacture. However, the unit shown in the film is not an Ampex 300 and it is unlikely that German tape would be mounted on plastic reels as shown.
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Revealing mistakes 

Several transitional scenes (staff car traveling on the autobahn, refugees streaming through Berlin) are used more than once.
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After Gen. Alex Schottland shoots the soldier and is having trouble getting his vehicle going; the dead soldier can be seen moving his right leg. Since this was the one closest to the vehicle he was probably worried it might be run over.
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