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How about a thread where we post a pic or video clip from a movie or TV show and then pick apart everything they got wrong. Don’t say anything other than the title of the show, just post the pic and let your fellow gun nuts find all the boo boos.

Here’s one from Hogan’s Heroes where almost everything you see is all wrong:
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This could be kind of fun.
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Isn't that a Thompson sub-machine gun?
And didn't the Nazis use the heil hitler salute rather than traditional one?
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M*A*S*H is full of errors. Like whistling the theme from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" in 1951 and 1952 when the movie wasn't released until 1957.
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:34 pm
Isn't that a Thompson sub-machine gun?
And didn't the Nazis use the heil hitler salute rather than traditional one?
Bingo. Plus, the ammo belt on the Thompson carrying German is for holding Mauser ammo.
I suppose he could have captured the SMG, but he should have taken the other gear too.
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:36 pm
M*A*S*H is full of errors. Like whistling the theme from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" in 1951 and 1952 when the movie wasn't released until 1957.
Not to mention those ever so slightly outside of regulation 70s long hair.
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But, but... the theme is the Colonel Bogey March, a Brit march that was composed c WWI.


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I’ll be gone for the rest of the day, so I thought Id leave you with this oldie you’ve seen repeated countless times:
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HuckleberryFun wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:59 pm
I’ll be gone for the rest of the day, so I thought Id leave you with this oldie you’ve seen repeated countless times:

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Nah, just screwdriver with a revolver stuck to it. :laugh:

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Bucolic wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:43 pm
But, but... the theme is the Colonel Bogey March, a Brit march that was composed c WWI.
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Very famous, written by FJ Ricketts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/100752.stm

Royal Marines Band (starts at 1:10) in Glasgow
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HuckleberryFun wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:42 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:34 pm
Isn't that a Thompson sub-machine gun?
And didn't the Nazis use the heil hitler salute rather than traditional one?
Bingo. Plus, the ammo belt on the Thompson carrying German is for holding Mauser ammo.
I suppose he could have captured the SMG, but he should have taken the other gear too.

The salute isn't necessarily wrong. It was usually based on situations. Keep an eye on Sgt. Schultz's rifle though; rather than a Mauser he's packing a Krag-Jorgensen.
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"King Tiger" tanks plowing through the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. (Patton 1970)


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highdesert wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:39 pm
Bucolic wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:43 pm
But, but... the theme is the Colonel Bogey March, a Brit march that was composed c WWI.
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Very famous, written by FJ Ricketts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/100752.stm

Royal Marines Band (starts at 1:10) in Glasgow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPn9M7TLlI
From the linked BBC article: "During the war British troops supplied offensive words to the tune, about Hitler, Goering and Himmler."

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"Hitler...has only got one ball.
Goering...has two but they are small.
Himmler's... are very sim'lar.
And doctor Goebbels [ph. 'gobles'] has no balls at all!"

So, not an anachronism!
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This film was full of anachronisms but none more so than at 1:53, a napalm strike in Korea in 1950 (we did use napalm there, just not as shown)

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JColville wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:02 pm
HuckleberryFun wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:42 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:34 pm
Isn't that a Thompson sub-machine gun?
And didn't the Nazis use the heil hitler salute rather than traditional one?
Bingo. Plus, the ammo belt on the Thompson carrying German is for holding Mauser ammo.
I suppose he could have captured the SMG, but he should have taken the other gear too.

The salute isn't necessarily wrong. It was usually based on situations. Keep an eye on Sgt. Schultz's rifle though; rather than a Mauser he's packing a Krag-Jorgensen.
Sgt Schultz’ “Mauser”
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John Banner and Werner Klemperer should both RIP. Klemperer had it in his contract that Colonel Klink could NEVER, EVER win! Both he and Banner fled that Nazis as German Jews.

Siegfried "Sig" Ruman, who played the original Schultz in "Stalag 17" wasn't Jewish but was a dear friend of the Marx Bros, appearing in 3 of their movies (A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, and A Night in Casablanca) (The director Otto Preminger, another Jewish refugee from Germany, played the Colonel). He emigrated to the US in 1924 and portrayed various Nazis in WWII films in the US. I cannot find whether he was naturalized or not, but every reference refers to naturalization records, implying that he became American.
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Jeremiah Johnson. Although it was a great movie it got the rifle descriptions all wrong. Round ball guns were not designated by caliber but by gauge. So when he was complaining about only having a Hawken 30 it was actually a 53 cal rifle. When he pried Hatchet Jacks Hawken from his cold dead hands it would have been much more realistic if he said "oh goody, a 62 caliber Hawken".

For tv shows the history channels "Vikings" really takes the cake. They manage to get virtually everything wrong.

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The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Tuco mixes and matches parts from different revolvers —all of them CAP AND BALL— and then asks for “cartridges”.
Cap and ball conversions didn’t exist during the Civil War, those would come a few years later.
I know it’s a (much beloved) 60s Spaghetti Western, but come on. :roll:




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