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Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the beginning when they show Meehan explaining that they're not going to jump because of fog, he is using his hands to emphasize the point, when they go back to the same point near the end of the episode, Meehan has his hands behind his back. (00:04:45 - 00:57:20)

Kara

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Carentan - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When trying to take the warehouse, we see a German machine gun position in a lower window. Pay close attention to the brickwork below the window. There are several marks visible that all end up with a bullet hole in the middle of them, hiding the charge for the effect. (00:14:30)

Ssiscool

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Carentan - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When the guy shoots a bazooka into the building near the start, the outline of the hole that will be blown into the building is visible before it blows up. (00:15:40)

Ssiscool

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Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Winters sees all the NCOs leaving the office, he has a pencil upright in his right hand in the one shot and lays down in his left hand in the next. (00:46:40)

Ssiscool

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Currahee - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Sobel is being tricked out in the field about cutting the fence, his wet helmet reflects what seems to be a camera or filming equipment that is not visible in the wide shots. (00:38:05)

Ssiscool

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Replacements - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Just after the Sherman has knocked down the telephone pole we see two German guys up on a roof. In the long shot there is a bullet hole in the brickwork in front of them and in the close up it's gone. (00:34:30)

Ssiscool

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Carentan - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When the men are discussing if Spiers actually shot the prisoners we see a shot of German being shot in the knee, In this shot you can see the outline of the squib pack used for the effect. (00:26:50)

Ssiscool

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Day of Days - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Winters, just before the assault on the 88 Battery, holds up his hand to give a signal to the other members of the team. Camera cuts and he makes the signal again. (00:29:10)

Ssiscool

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Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Winters is helping the men to their feet to board the plane. The first person he helps up is shown from the back, so we can't see who it is. The next shot shows that person boarding the plane as Winters helps others to their feet. The person in this shot is Joe Toye. Then the scene switches back to Winters helping up the rest of the men one by one, so we can see their faces. The third person we see in this progression is Joe Toye again. (01:04:23)

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Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sobel yells at pvt. Christensen for drinking out of his canteen during the night march, Christensen's helmet is wet when they film from behind, when the camera switches to the front it is dry. (00:14:30)

Carentan - S1-E3

Factual error: In this episode we see Blithe get shot in the neck and are told that he died in 1948. In reality he was shot in the shoulder and survived. He later served in Korea and was promoted to master sergeant as well as receiving the paratrooper of the year award. Blithe died in 1967 while on active duty in Germany.

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Trivia: 40 members of the cast had to go through a ten day bootcamp in which they were called by their roles in the series. Their boot camp instructor, Captain Dale Dye, was also in charge of doing the bootcamp for the main cast of Saving Private Ryan. Dye played the role of Colonel Robert Sink in the series, and a Colonel in the war department in the film. Dale Dye has also starred in, and been a military advisor on many other TV series and films for years, he's an extremely well respected man in the film industry.

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Crossroads - S1-E5

Question: How exactly do the M1 Garands work? I noticed that after the clip is emptied a metal type plate comes out the top of the rifle, what is that?

Answer: That actually is the clip. It is loaded into the top of the rifle, and is ejected with the last round. See http://www.wwiitech.net/main/usa/weapons/m1/.

J I Cohen

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