The Longest Day

Factual error: The U.S. Paratrooper uses his "clicker", and the German answers with a "double" click-click - click-click. The Paratrooper stands up, and the German soldier shoots twice with his Mauser K98 without pulling back the bolt between shots, which is impossible.

pelib

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Suggested correction: There could have been another German soldier present who fired as well.

lionhead

Continuity mistake: The German General Pemsel says, "Wir haben starke RADAR-storungen," which means "we have strong radar interference." In 1944, the word "radar" was not used in Germany, and quite likely not even known. The Germans used a comparable system, called "FunkmeBgerate," which basically means "radio measuring equipment."

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Suggested correction: IMDb ripoff.

This has been online since 2001 (hover over the info icon). More likely someone copied it from here and posted it to the IMDb!

Character mistake: When Rommel leaves his French headquarters for Germany on June 5th for his wife's birthday on the next day, he erroneously states that date as July 6th, not June.

Daniel4646

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Suggested correction: He says 6th of June. He says it in German so it's "sechster Juni" which sounds like July.

lionhead

I happen to be German, and I can easily distinguish that the actor uses an "L" instead of an "N" when he says the month's name.

Daniel4646

Despite being German you can still hear it wrongly. He says Juni to me. And I might not be German but my German is pretty decent.

lionhead

He still pronounces the month with a clear "L", not an "N."

Daniel4646

Factual error: French commando Philippe Kieffer is wearing the ribbon of the Military Cross throughout the film. He was actually awarded the MC in July 1944, a month after D-Day.

Necrothesp

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Trivia: The private of the 82nd Airborne F-Company who accidentally lands on the St Mere Eglise bell tower has become sort of a local celebrity. On the 50th anniversary of D-Day, a dummy on a parachute was hung up on the tower in his memory, and is still there.

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