German Aide: Excuse me for interrupting, but ... British paratroopers have apparently landed. Three kilometers from here.
Field Marshal Model: Why should they do that? There's nothing valuable here. I! I am valuable here! They have all come to capture me!
John Addison, the film's composer, actually served as a tank officer in XXX Corps during World War 2. See more...
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Continuity: During the fighting in Arnhem, the man and his son are piling up bodies. They pick up a dead girl and lay her on the pile with her legs hanging off to the right. The father immediately goes to help some other people, the son screams "Father!" and the father rushes over to his dead son. In the background, the dead girl's legs are now hanging off to the left.
Factual error: When the tank corps is shown before leaving, the village is refered to as Leopoldsville. It was in fact the Belgian village of Leopoldsburg. It's shown on the map as Bourg Leopold (which is the correct French name). Leopoldville was the capital of the Belgian Congo which is now called Kinshasa.
Factual error: In many of the scenes, German Mauser rifles do not have cleaning rods. However, judging from many archive footages, almost all Mauser rifles used by the Germans during World War II had cleaning rods attached. Many weapons dealers for some reason sell World War II surplus rifles without cleaning rods, hence why they're missing. Still a mistake though...