Factual error: The rifles the British soldiers carried in the film were Lee Enfield rifle No.4's, these did not go into production until WW2. They should have been using an earlier version of the Lee Enfield rifle.
Factual error: There is, and never has been, for that matter, a Private First Class rank in the British army.
Factual error: Captain Jennings is referred to as the CO (Commanding Officer). In the British Army only battalion and regimental commanders are referred to as COs. Company commanders like Jennings are OCs (Officers Commanding). Not a mistake any British soldier is likely to make.
Factual error: Steel helmets were introduced into the British Army in 1916. After their introduction no soldier would have gone into the front line, and certainly not over the top, in a peaked cap, as several of the soldiers do (the film is set in 1917).
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