Waterloo (1970)

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Corrected entry: The British were on the reverse slopes of the ridge all through the battle, to protect them from the French artillery. But when the view of the battlefields is shown from Napoleon's view, he can see the British positions on the forward slope of the ridge.

Correction: Well Wellington has to show some troops. It's like a decoy, he doesn't want Napoleon to see how many he has got, so he hides most of them over the hill. Napoleon even recgonises that this is what he's doing when he ends the line "He is clever."

David Mercier

Corrected entry: Napoleon, played by Rod Steiger, is seen signing his abdication with his right hand. Napoleon was left-handed

Correction: Napoleon was, in fact, ambidextrous.

Factual error: The Prussians are shown as wearing black with the Death's Head logo. In fact they wore dark blue. The uniforms shown were worn by Brunswickers who fought with Wellington.

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Suggested correction: The Prussian 2nd Life Hussars wore black with the death head badge. Other Prussian Hussar regiments also had green and brown uniforms as well as blue.

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Mulholland: We're doing murder, your grace.
Duke of Wellington: I hope to God... that I've fought my last battle.

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Trivia: All the extras (there were rather a lot of them) were made up of Soviet soldiers.

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