The Young LionsGoofs
Near the end when Ackerman and Whiteacre confront a guilt ridden and despairing Christian and shoot him,Ackerman uncharacteristically (for a soldier in combat) drops his guard holding his rifle down and is looking off camera to his right for a cue as if to ask what to do next...apparently gets his cue and begins walking forward again toward Christian's now lifeless body.
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At the conference of German officers in the desert, the senior German officer says that they were expecting a frontal attack from the Allies at any time. From the following stock footage it is apparent that they are referring to EL Alamein. However, the Germans were completely unaware of Allied plans and were taken completely by surprise.
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Early in the movie Marlon Brando's character is riding in some sort of staff car. The car is right hand drive; the Germans did not use right hand drive. However The staff car is a French-made Laffly V15T, which is indeed right hand drive and was used by the French Army in WWII. The vehicle was probably captured from the French Army.
After Whiteacre and Ackerman help Crowley across the canal, the next scene shows a long line of German soldiers and civilians seeming to flee. At one point, in the foreground, the license plate of an overturned car can be read: 769 S77. This number (which is to be read 769 S 77) is in a format that was introduced in France in 1950, the number itself was issued in 1951, 7 years later.
There are several instances of characters giving post - war views. Dean Martin says that in ten years Germany and Japan will be allies. Francoise mentions head - shaving for collaborators which started after Liberation. The extermination camp commandant would not have known details of the numbers of those killed in total and details of other camps.