Ice Cold In Alex

Factual error: In the final scene there is a shot which shows a Land Rover in the distance. Land Rovers were not built until after World War 2.

Factual error: When Hauptmann Lutz ditches the radio in the quicksand, it promptly sinks. This is at least debatable, since a radio of that era would've contained a substantial amount of buoyant wood. However, when Sgt. Pugh later throws his incriminating shirt into the quicksand, it is pulled down by a mysterious force. It certainly isn't Archimedes' Principle and looks more like a hidden string to the bottom of the tank on the sound stage.

Oscar Bravo

Factual error: When they are stopped at the military police checkpoint, the MP has brass shoulder titles (RMP) visible, it never became Royal Military Police until 1946, in 1941 it should have been (CMP) Corps of military police.

redcap44

Continuity mistake: In the final scene of the film, the level of the lager in the glasses varies considerably depending on the camera angle.

jimscho

Factual error: Several British soldiers are seen carrying Lee Enfield Mk. 4 rifles which were not introduced to general service use at this time.

Capt. Anson: I'll tell you this, the next drink I have's gonna be a lager. Ice cold. There's a little bar in Alex with a marble top counter and high stools. They serve the best beer in all the middle east. When we get through with this lot I'm gonna buy you one. I'll buy you all one.

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Trivia: The Ice Cold in Alex refers to an Ice Cold Carlsberg lager when they reach their destination - the final scene, where they get their ice cold lager was later used by Carlsberg in an advertising campaign.

Jeff Walker
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