Best history movie mistakes of 1965

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Factual error: The daylight air-raid on the Norwegian Heavy Water plant in 1942 was done by Boeing B17G bombers, with the distinctive chin gun turrets. These planes did not come into service until 1944, when they were introduced to counter the head-on attacks by German fighters.

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Continuity mistake: When John baptizes Jesus, Jesus' hair is dripping water onto his shoulders as seen from the front. As seen from the back, there's no dripping at all.

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The War Lord picture

Continuity mistake: When they are trying to break the castle's door, it is broken differently outside and inside.

Dr Wilson
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The Agony and the Ecstasy picture

Factual error: Rifles and more so, cannons of the type shown in the movie were not close to being invented in the 1500s.

DJ Vander Schaaf
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