Oh! What a Lovely War

Factual error: At the end of the 'Goodbye' the men all board a train which leaves along a track on a seaside pier. The shot changes from this stylised vision to a shot of an Edwardian Lady alone on a railway platform. In the background is a 1970s, ie. modern, diesel train.

Factual error: The sign very blatantly says 'World War One'. They didn't call it World War One at the time - they didn't know there was going to be another one. Similar to the old thing about coins having BC on them when they had no idea Christ was coming.

Revealing mistake: The shot in the station is somewhat revealing, not only a modern diesel train (as already reported) in 1914 but also a third electric rail. (01:05:15)

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Sir John is talking to Harry Smith, as the carriage drives off, you can briefly see a modern vehicle in the window. It is a white SUV. (01:08:25)

Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig: Grant us victory, O Lord, before the Americans get here.

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