A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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Factual error: During the 9th SS Hohenstaufen assault on the bridge, the lead vehicle (the one that gets destroyed first) is a four-wheeled vehicle disguised as an Sd.Kfz .221 armoured car but not the actual vehicle. (01:22:45)

Revealing mistake: As Sean Connery steps on board the aircraft, at the top left two aircraft are shown flying overhead, but backwards, presumably stock footage run that way for some reason. (00:39:20)

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Suggested correction: The fighters are not flying backwards. Simple as that.

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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!

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Trivia: Director Richard Attenborough cameos as one of the lunatics watching the soldiers.

Gaff1981
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Question: In the scene where the American 82nd Airborne is storming the river bank at Nijmegen, there is a brief shot of one of the German defenders, who looks quite startingly like a puberescent boy. Anyone know whether this assumption is correct, and if so, what's the background to this story?

Daniel4646

Chosen answer: The Germans did use some Hitler youth movement in the war.

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