The Four Feathers

Factual error: In the scene where the British soldiers form square, there is a drummer boy. The British army stopped using drummer boys after the battle of Isandhlwana in 1879.

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Factual error: The Battle of Abu Klea wasn't a decisive British defeat, as depicted. In fact, it was a crushing British victory, with the British killing thousands of Dervishes for the loss of less than one hundred men.

Continuity mistake: When Harry's guide is captured by the British troops, they flog him. In the very next scene his back shows no evidence of him ever being whipped.

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