Corrected entry: During the retreat from the town near Eindhoven, Buck Compton instructs a soldier to take out an MG42, which is on a rooftop at medium to long range, using a rifle grenade. The soldier aims simply by propping the rifle against the ground and firing (with his head down). The grenade hits almost perfectly, an unlikely outcome.
Corrected entry: When the newly promoted Captain Sobel has to promote Lt. Winters, he goes to pin on Winters' new rank bar/badge to his collar whilst having a conversation about making him mess officer for 14 days, etc. After about 20 seconds of fumbling around with Winters' shirt collar, you can see that the bar/badge of his new rank is unchanged. After all the fumbling around it appears Sobel has given him the same bar/badge he was wearing originally.
Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the episode, when the men are riding over the English Channel, a man lights another man's cigarette, and the flame doesn't flicker. In a subsequent shot, it shows Winters in the doorway with the door open. If the door were open, the wind from the doorway would have made it impossible to light a cigarette. In the original book, Ambrose even remarks that the men were asked to choose between having the door open for fresh air, or closed so that they could smoke.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Sobel is looking through the men's personal items to find infractions, he reads through Tipper's mail. When he opens the letter he is going to read, there are two creases in it. The camera then cuts to Winters and he asks Sobel a question. When it cuts back to Sobel, the letter has only one crease.
Corrected entry: When they are suiting up for the Market Garden jump, Bull tells Garcia to "lose the reserve, we're jumping low," which is very untrue. The Market Garden was planned as a jump from 1000 to 1250 feet, which is higher than they did many of their qualifying jumps from.Alex Fulle
Corrected entry: At the very start of this episode we see the soldiers watching the film and Winters leaving, walking past the projector just as the actors in the film are talking about "serving the cause". In the same scene from the opposite angle, toward the end of this episode, we see Bill Guarnere reading a letter just as the actors are talk about the same thing, however Winters is missing from this shot.Scrappy
Corrected entry: When Winters is in his office and Nixon is telling him he's off to Paris, there are three people present, Richard Winters, Lewis Nixon and Harry Welsh. At the very end of the scene, someone says "Second that" but the subtitles say BOB: "Second that." There is no-one in the room called Bob.Kara
Corrected entry: During the "prisoner snatch" patrol, as the American soldiers are preparing to cross the river with the German prisoners, a firefight ensues. Immediately after Lt. Jones picks up the whistle off the ground, someone is heard yelling, "Go!" and a bit more which I was unable to understand. It sounds a lot like Tom Hanks, whose voice is quite distinguishable. None of the other soldiers on that particular patrol had that voice.
Corrected entry: When Winters jumps from the C-47, he is not wearing a reserve parachute on his chest. There were many troopers who did not jump with reserves, but Winters was not one of them. Also, those who did jump without one usually carried something else in its place. There is nothing here on Winters.Alex Fulle
Corrected entry: In episode three, Carentan, during the first battle in the city. Watch the part where two soldiers go in the house with the backyard shed (right before the same house gets bombed). Paranoid, one of the two soldiers shoots the backyard shed twice over a period of about 5 seconds. Well in his first shot, one bullet hole appears. In his second shot, two bullet holes appear. How can one bullet make two holes?Kelsey H.
Corrected entry: This episode was created on a set, so, in the scene where Buck, Babe, and Guarnere are looking across the open field at the other side at the trees and hear the Germans start singing "Stille Naucht", you can see that the trees are just painted on the wall of the set.
Corrected entry: In the scene where CPT Winters is telling Blithe to shoot his M1 Garand, he starts and shoots eight rounds in the slow motion part, the clip should be empty and the Garand should ping as it ejects the empty clip, but Blithe shoots four more bullets (making 12 shots total). A M1 Garand only holds 8 rounds; where did he get the extra 4?
Corrected entry: In the attack on Carentan when they start clearing the buildings, they send Tipper and Liebgott to check a pharmacy. Tipper is carrying a bazooka on his back. When they have checked it, Liebgott leaves, but Tipper lingers behind to check a shack in the backyard. When he is about to leave the store, it is hit by artillery. As he walks out of the pharmacy a couple of seconds later, the bazooka on his back has disappeared.
Corrected entry: During the ninth episode, two German boys are standing on a bridge watching a column of German prisoners of war. One of the boys says he can see an aircraft that was shot down and the other boy replies "Cool." Back in 1945 this term was unknown in Germany, even to kids.
Corrected entry: In part 3, when a soldier is shot in the fingers, he is holding a bolt-action rifle. In 1944, the M1 Garand was the rifle all infantry used, and paratroopers used a special carbine with a folding stock. All of these were semi-automatic. No paratrooper, in 1944, had a bolt-action rifle, and if it was German, then he would have turned it in to get an American weapon.
Corrected entry: In the deathcamp near Landsberg, Liebgott translates what one of the prisoners tell him and some officers about the camp. At one point the prisoner starts to explain that the guards killed as many prisoners as they could and says in German "Sie hatten nicht genug..." . That's "They didn't have enough..." in English. Then Liebgott says "They didn't have enough ammo to kill all the prisoners." How could he know what the prisoner was about to say since he never finished the sentence?
Corrected entry: In part 5, crossroads, when they are firing on the Polish and the SS companies, you see the left side of the 30-cal machine gun. As it fires you see shells dropping out of the outer side. This shouldn't happen because that would indicate a disintegrating belt, but they didn't come into use until the 1960's so the rounds from the gun should be in a belt.