Foyle's War

Sunflower - S8-E3

Factual error: The American flag shown has 50 stars, not the 48 stars that were on the flag at that time.

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The Eternity Ring - S8-E1

Factual error: While this episode is set in 1946, early in the London street scenes a red Routemaster bus is prominently featured. The first of these buses was not delivered to London Transport until 1956.

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The Eternity Ring - S8-E1

Factual error: A number of the cars have number plates in which the numbers precede the letters, whereas at the time the letters came first.

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Sunflower - S8-E3

Factual error: SS officers did not carry a unit identification tattoo on the forearm, as implied in this episode. Most (but not all) carried a small, black, blood group tattoo under the armpit.

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The Eternity Ring - S8-E1

Factual error: The episode takes place in 1946. Numerous scenes are shown in which the public buildings are clean. In 1946 they were soot streaked and grimy black and white from generations of coal fires and pollution. In addition one street scene has a street sign on a pole with a modern graphical notice on it rather than a worded notice of the time. Also, in the same scene the street name plate has a rather updated type face.

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In episode 2-4 "The Funk Hole " which takes place in the fall of 1940, Andrew states to Sam that his mother died when he was eight years old. In this episode (Feb to June 1941), Foyle is looking at his wife's grave; it shows his mother died in 1932, which would have meant Andrew was born in 1924, and only 16 in 1940, far too young to be a Spitfire pilot. Also, his commanding officer states "the younger pilots look up to you, Andrew", before one of the "younger" pilots (age 19) is badly burned in a crash in Andrew's plane.

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