Glaring Mistakes

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Dave55, May 11, 2019.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Watching "Rough Riders" and suddenly everyone turns lefty for one scene :)

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  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I'd always heard there were problems with the Krag.
     
  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    So far this thread seems to have concentrated on obvious anachronisms and technical goofs, but what about the many errors in fieldcraft and tactics which even the dumbest soldier or ex-soldier should be able to spot? I have never been in the service and so I am certain that a lot of things slip past me which a vet like Ron would nail in a second. Yet even I, armchair warrior that I am, can occasionally see something which wouldn't past muster at a tactical school.Such as this, or How Not to Deploy your Medium Machine Guns, from Bataan (1943). I mean, one mortar bomb--hell, one grenade--and there goes all your automatic firepower. The crews don't even have room to work.
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  4. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Even more of a snafu concerning footsloggers (and the depiction of) in the movies TTH (world weary serjeant "KEEP YOUR F***ING DISTANCE!!).

    When Bataan was in production interior sound stage space must have been at a premium, and likely that most of the set dressing foilage had been previously decimated as a result of poor old Cheetah's natural and necessary bodily functions (dear Bob Taylor has the look of a man who's not long since trodden in something)

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    A bunch of us were goofing off at work one day as a Vietnam vet co-worker walked by with his coffee and deadpanned, "One grenade gets them all." :)
     
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  6. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

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    -Comrade lieutenant, the capitalists say ONE grenade and we are finished, because the guns are too close!
    -Pah, imperialist propaganda! Soldier - have you EVER seen a single fascist pilot throwing grenades at us?
    -No, comrade lieutenant!
    -There you go, stupid!
     
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  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just seen this on eBay . Someone is selling a 1/6th Para with a Lee Enfield No 4 bayonet attached to the gas cylinder of a barrel-less Bren.
     

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  8. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Aaaaaaah, the little known and experimental "Dibber MkI" developed for seed planting when tending the COs garden at Bulford. Gardening duties ceased shortly afterwards due to ogling the COs wife and being posted as a result of (and that little episode was a glaring mistake!).

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  9. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Well, I can forgive a multi MG mount like that. They were for AA work after all.
     
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  10. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I can't tell you how many war movies I've seen where I've found myself yelling "Spread the f*** out, you're too f***** close!"
     
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  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    It could easily be mistaken for a Brenfield MK?

    TD
     
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  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Glaring mistake on this is the star .
    It looks to be offset when it should be central

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  13. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    My back went yesterday, Jim, so this would be a great dual-action garden gizmo. Dibber for soft soil, shoot the seeds for the harder stuff.

    Probably need the ACME Horti-Howitzer for the bulbs though.
     
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  14. von Poop

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  15. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Wow
     
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  16. Owen

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  17. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    No ventilated ribs on revolvers in 1942 plus he was killed with a gernade.

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  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Gernades were not around in 1942 either - :D:whistle:

    TD
     
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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    American spelling ;)
     
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  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I like that this thread ranges from genuinely 'glaring' to 'Watching war films with Dad & Grandad shouting at the telly'.

    "Ventilated rib revolvers?! IN World-War-bloody-two!"
    "They were in ITALY!"

    All oddly nostalgic.
     

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