Winds of War

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Factual error: Part 4: The cord on the telephone Pug uses to call Pam should be a straight wire. Instead, it's coiled: a design not yet in use in the 1940s.

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Factual error: Part 6: It's 1941, and Pug and Stimson are in a small boat crossing between ships in the fleet. The USS Missouri, with its BB-63 hull number plainly visible, passes behind them. The Missouri wasn't commissioned until 1944.

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Factual error: In the final scene of the mini-series, Captain Henry stands on a cliff next to his car, looking down at Pearl Harbor. But Pearl Harbor is surrounded by entirely flat terrain. There are no cliffs.

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Factual error: Part 1: During the Siena Italian festival in what is supposed to be 1939, you can see in several shots that the crowd is wearing 1980s clothing (including tank tops, shorts and modern athletic shoes).

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Jean G

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Factual error: Several times throughout the miniseries, parts of London are shown with the flags of various allied nations flying from buildings. These include the Canadian maple leaf - which wasn't adopted until 1965.

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Factual error: One of the medals on Pug Henry's uniform throughout the series is a Bronze Star. Winds of War is set in 1939-1941. The Bronze Star medal wasn't created until 1944.

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Factual error: Part 6: As Roosevelt is getting onto the train, the superimposed title identifies his location as "Silver Springs, Maryland." But he's in Silver Spring (no S), not Silver Springs.

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Factual error: Alfred Jodl is listed in the credits as a Field Marshal. He actually held the rank of Colonel-General.

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Factual error: In the Battle of Midway scenes there is stock footage of aircraft carriers, showing angled flight decks, a British innovation developed in the 1950s.

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Part 4: The cord on the telephone Pug uses to call Pam should be a straight wire. Instead, it's coiled: a design not yet in use in the 1940s.

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Logan Ramsey, who played Senator Ike Lacouture, was the son of the radio operator who sent out the very first alert of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Logan Ramsey Sr.'s famous message was, "Air raid, Pearl Harbor. This is no drill!"

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