The Longest Day

Revealing mistake: There is a short section where a U.S. soldier hops a rugged looking stone wall in France. As he goes over the wall, it moves back and forth a bit as if made of styrofoam and wood.

RichS

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Roddy McDowell shoots the machine gun nest, you see when he takes his first shot, the "dead" soldier next to him jumps when the gun goes off.

Revealing mistake: In the Orne bridge attack, a wounded British paratrooper rolls a grenade over the bridge wall to a walkway where some German soldiers are, the grenade landing in the middle of the walkway. The explosion of the grenade, however, comes from the bridge wall to the right, presumably where the pyrotechnics were placed for the grenade explosion.

Scott215

Revealing mistake: In the very first scene, the tire tracks from the camera crew's vehicle are visible trailing behind as they follow the distance of the scene.

Factual error: As the British prepare to march inland following the capture of Sword Beach, Lord Lovat tells piper Bill Millin to play "The Bluebells of Scotland," but Millin instead plays "The Black Bear." Additionally, he can be heard playing the same tune during the landing, but the real Bill Millin did not play that song on D-Day.

Texijapi
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Flight Officer David Campbell: The thing that's always worried me about being one of the few is the way we keep on getting fewer.

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Trivia: Bill Millin, Lord Lovat's piper, earned the nickname 'Mad Piper' due to the fact that he was spared by German snipers on D-Day because they thought him to be crazy playing bagpipes in the middle of a war.

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