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During their escape Shaffer kills another radio operator who sets off the alarm, (to make the film more exciting) before he dies, the operator turns off his radio turns to face Shaffer who is in German uniform and sets the alarm off, however the German would not have suspected Shaffer of being an agent so would have killed him in a more care full way without the alarm being sounded.
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The helicopter seen landing in the castle courtyard is a Bell model 47G, not built until well after the war. While the Germans had a small number of working helicopters during the war (none of which would have been readily available to the filmmakers), the Bell does not make a convincing stand-in for any of them.
Apart from wearing a black Waffen-SS parade uniform, von Hapen's outfit has several other discrepancies, most notably a standard Nazi party armband (the one worn with the Waffen-SS parade uniform sported black stripes along the upper and lower edges), and a close combat clasp in gold above the left breast pocket, an award worn by soldiers with extensive front line experience, not the Gestapo.
After the team parachute lands in the valley, presumably in the middle of German occupied territory, they soon realize that one member is unaccounted for. In the next scene, One soldier locates the missing team member. He yells loudly, "Major", loud enough for his voice to echo in the hills and mountains. Any experienced soldier, part of a stealthy secret invasion force, would know better than to yell that loud possibly notifying the enemy of their presence.
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Booby traps using wires are placed by the road used for the escape yet there is a substantial period between this point and the eventual escape using the bus. However, the trip wires are fastened to posts at the roadside, not all the way across the road, so any passing traffic would not rip through them before the escape. The bus then knocked over the posts during the escape, triggering the timer mechanisms.
While the presence of signs reading "Militärkommando Hohenwerfen" in the castle would, at first glance, appear to be an error caused by using the actual name of the shooting location Schloß Hohenwerfen (called "Schloß Adler" in the film), similar signs can be seen on other buildings. This indicates that "Hohenwerfen" does not refer to the castle, but to the administrative region (e.g. a municipality) that contains both the village of Werfen and the Schloß Adler.
With the action in the latter half of the movie taking place more or less in real time, it is never explained from where the Junkers Ju 52 operates, and how Colonel Turner could get on board on such short notice. The only country from which he could have flown is Switzerland, and somehow it seems unlikely that the Swiss authorities would've allowed British uniformed personnel operating in Switzerland, much less allowed operations from her territory.
When the men first land by parachute, Sgt Harrod is discovered with a broken neck, which appears to Smith to evidence of foul play. However, in the deep snow where Harrod is lying, foot prints would be obvious, proving that someone else had approached him, murdered him and then left. Nobody appears to notice any footprints, not even Smith, who is convinced the Sgt was killed deliberately by someone in his group.