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The Wind and the Lion (1975) Poster

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Anachronisms 

When Roosevelt has his hand on a globe, Turkey and Libya are visible, but neither name would appear on a globe in 1904.
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The chess set has European (Christian) chess pieces, instead of Islamic chess pieces which a Muslim prince would be expected to use.
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In 1905, the US Marine Corps used a blue battle flag (as seen on the poster). The flag was not changed to red until the 1920s.
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During the sparring scene,Theodore Roosevelt and his opponent are wearing 1970s era Everlast boxing gloves. The film takes place in 1904, and Everlast was founded in 1910.
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Continuity 

Ms. Pedecaris' companion, who is slain in the opening scene, is referred to as "Joseph". He is later referred to as Sir Joshua Smith.
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Factual errors 

The Raisouli and his followers pray while the muezzin is calling. In fact, the actual praying is done after the muezzin finishes - it's his job to remind the faithful to go pray. This is a common mistake in Hollywood productions, possibly done for dramatic purposes.
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Spoilers

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Factual errors 

After the Marines take the palace at Tangier, the band can be seen playing Semper Fidelis. However, only the percussionists are actually visibly playing.
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