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Soldier of Orange (1977) Poster

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Anachronisms 

During the scenes of the invasion of Holland, the Dutch troops are shown wearing post-1940 insignia.
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When Guus goes to Holland for the first time to instruct the resistance group, he is walking in the street with his transmitter in a trunk and in the street he passes a window which displays a poster which says "staking brengt alleen ellende over uw eigen volk". This instruction (which Guus gives) in the movie takes place in 1942, but this poster wasn't issued by the Germans before the winter 1944-1945 as it refers to the great train strike in the winter of 44-45.
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When the Mosquito taxies out to bomb Germany it goes past a 1950s Avro Shackleton MR3 long-range maritime patrol aircraft.
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The tanks which appear in the Russian scene (1943 or 1944) are Leopard tanks of the Dutch army, first built in 1965.
The harbor minesweepers have post-war NATO registration numbers.

Factual errors 

After the first failed attempt to flee to England where John is captured, Erik meets with Guus and asks Guus to hide him. In the background, Dutch fascists are selling newspapers and shouting, "Russian Front Collapses." Later John is executed and a subtitle tells us the date is April 10, 1941. Germany did not invade Russia until June, 1941 so there was no "Russian Front" before then.
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The RAF bomber Erik uses is a Mosquito. The Dutch squadrons in the RAF never used the Mosquito.
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