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In several of the beach invasion scenes, troops can be seen wearing 1960s-era military issued eyeglass frames (birth control glasses or B.C.G.s) with thick plastic frames. During World War II, troops were issued wire rimmed glasses. B.C.G.s were not issued until after the war.
RAF pilot at flight base:
Tonight. I KNOW it's tonight.
Flight Officer David Campbell: So it's tonight. Suits me fine. Tonight. This afternoon. NOW!
Flight Officer David Campbell: Or, at least, as soon as I finish this beer.
When the second line of the Paul Verlaine poem is said ("Blessent mon coeur d'une langueur monotone"), the subtitle reads "Wounds [singular] my heart with a monotonous languor". It should say "Wound", plural, as the subject of the verse is the plural "sobs".
Although the end credits begin with the phrase "in alphabetical order", John Wayne is listed last even though he is not last alphabetically (although he was "nearly" last).
Some video copies add a close up of the Spitfire pilot who attacks the German troop column late in the film.
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