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(1967)

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Anachronisms 

Some of the flashback scenes, in particular those featuring Captain MacDonald's wife, Julie, are unrealistic in their depiction of the time period intended - namely early to mid-1940's. In particular, she is seen wearing her hair and mascara in a style that is clearly not of the mid-1940's, and in one scene, is shown wearing a blouse that is clearly of a mid-1960's design.
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The American tanks are portrayed by M41 Walker Bulldogs, which were not developed until after the war.
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Continuity 

Pvt. Cliff early in the film is seen using a Thompson sub-machine gun. Later, on the patrol, he carries am M-1 carbine. Marines do not simply change weapons.
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Factual errors 

Marines often responded to officers with "Yes, sir," rather than "Aye, sir," or "Aye, aye, sir."
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Miscellaneous 

Pvt. Egan is always eating cans of beans using white plastic spoons. Up until Vietnam only metal spoons were used.
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Revealing mistakes 

The Japanese have changed their uniforms to that of the Marines in order trick the Americans. When they are being strafed and bombed by American aircraft, there is a shot of 40 Japanese being shot. When they fall you can see that the extras in the back ground are wearing blue jeans and sneakers.
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The "Japanese" aircraft are not Japanese attack aircraft. A second side view as they were departing showed them to be Mooney M21's. Their distinctive tail shows this very clearly.
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