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It's the scene after the guys have gotten into the castle and then Eastwood goes into the 'Funkraum' and kills the radio operator, O.K. so far. Later they are talking to the captured German Generals and Burton asks one of them to check his identity by making a call to Fieldmarshal Kesslering's H.Q. in Italy and speak to his Chief of Intelligence, Major Wilner, after all, they have "One of the most powerfull radio transmitters in Europe". The call was then made, WHO MADE THE CALL? The radio operator is dead! Do they have two "most powerful radio transmitters in Europe"? if so why kill only one radio operator?
If you take out this scene entirely, it works fine. If you have this scene inserted AFTER they leave the main room to stop any radio messages being sent out then this is also fine, but it makes no sense as it stands. I mean what the radio operators mate wants to come over for a coffee or chat about the latest football scores, or an officer wants send an important message or a sargent want to just check and make sure everything is alright or even if the guys shift is over and his replacement comes in to take over. Everything falls apart.
Did I miss something in the plot or is it just one of those stupid plot holes whis makes no sense?
Thanks for letting me get that of my chest, it has really been anoying me.
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and speak to his Chief of Intelligence, Major Wilner.
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Good movie to watch, but don't go into details...90% of scenes are improbable.
Surely skilled commando can wreck a havoc, but Germans in that movie look like complete idiots.
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Of course, if someone unskilled send morse, all listeners would immediately understand someting funny was going on.
In fact, seasoned radio operators recognized each others just by their morse-sending technique.
The main task was to sit and listen / watch for coming in or coming out messages...
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Don't give them any ideas... We'll see Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf gunning their way through the Alps if we're unlucky.kobold wrote:I am surprised ( but also relieved) that there hasn't been a fast and furious/independance day
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No, only the use of a US Bell 47 helicopter (first produced 1947) is wrong, the Germans did have helicopters that were used by mountain troops later in the war. Read this: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho ... hp?t=56377Sampo Jämbeck wrote:The worst mistake in Where Eagles Dare is probably the helicopter.
Video of them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVUwXzxHnww
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The SS major wearing a black dress uniform when he would have been wearing feldgrau.
The 4-barrelled AA gun in the castle courtyard that would have restricted field of fire due to the castle walls. It should have been mounted on a tower.
The crashed car blowing up as soon as it went over the cliff, doesn't happen.
One passenger going through the windscreen of the crashed car while Clint Eastwood stays in the car mostly unharmed.
Clint Eastwood attempting to sneak up on the radio operator who was listening to music. In real life he would have shot him with a silenced pistol or just rushed him with the knife.
The JU-52 at the end reporting an engine out but actually landing with 3 engines working, this would have alerted the tower staff.
Richard Burton's team just waltzing around the military installation without being challenged.
The large dynamite bundles being secured to the fireplace pillars in the room, after the explosion the pillars are seen unmarked.
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