1917

1917 (2019)

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New this month Other mistake: Schofield falls into the river and is completely drenched in water, including all of his clothes. But just maybe an hour or so later, he takes out of the letter the General has given him for McKenzie and it's completely dry and readable.

Anoop Dixith
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New this month Suggested correction: His tin kept important items, like the letter and photographs, dry.

New this month His tin kept his photos. Schofield put the letter only inside his jacket pocket after taking it from his dead friend.

New this week He first put the letter in his jacket and later moved it to the tin.

New this month At a later point (in the truck ride I believe), it shows him unfolding the letter and placing it in the tin.

New this month He puts it in the tin at some point. If I remember correctly in the truck with the soldiers just after Blake died.

New this month Factual error: The strong current of the river the main character falls into carries him to a considerable waterfall. There is nor has there ever been a river of that kind in Flanders' Fields, let alone a waterfall. Anyone who has any insight into the geography of the region will tell you it is flat as can be. The largest body of water, the Yzer, gently meanders and flows into the Channel, even during really rainy times.

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New this month Suggested correction: I do not believe that either Ecoust or Croisilles Wood is in Flanders. Both are behind the old German lines at the Somme. That said, there are no bodies of water in that area.

New this month Ecoust and Croissilles are in department Pas-De-Calais in the French Flanders, together with the Belgian flanders they are called Flanders Fields. It is indeed a flat area.

lionhead

New this month Continuity mistake: The injury Schofield suffers to his neck is healed by the time that he gets to the front line.

New this month Character mistake: The woman describes the baby as mon fils although it is a daughter and should be ma fille.

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New this week Suggested correction: The woman said une fille answering his question "what is it"? This means "a girl." She then said it wasn't her baby.

Factual error: The event starts on April 6th, 1917. While the cherry trees are blooming, all the other foliage looks to be in full summer bloom.

Georgia Boy

New this month Trivia: The production crew dug over 5,200 feet of trenches for this film.

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