In the opening credit scenes, a Los Angeles Times headline reading, "Germany Invades Poland." The paper's date has been changed to read, "Thursday, September 1, 1938." The Invasion of Poland began in the early morning hours of Friday, September 1, 1939. The LA Times front page used was from 25th December 1942, the day after French Admiral Darlan was assassinated in Algiers.
The SS Officer Colonel Von Weschler uniform is shown the be the Pre 1939 Black SS Uniform. These were discontinued at the start of the war in 1939. SS Uniforms were changed to the same colors used by the Wehrmacht. The only black uniforms were worn by the SS and Wehrmacht Panzer (Tank) crews. Through the movie he is called the rank of Colonel, but his rank collar tab and shoulder boards are that of a Sturmführer (Second lieutenant). Also his German Cross Medal is on the left side and should be on the right side of his uniform.