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"The Winds of War" The Winds Rise (TV Episode 1983) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(1983)

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Anachronisms 

When Alistair Tudsbury is picked up by Pamela after attending Hitler's speech at 2:11:06 - and the car is seen against the opposite buildings - the roofs are full of TV aerials.
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There is a scene set in 1939 at "LaGuardia Airport" with a large sign in the background with this name. However, the airport was not given this name until 1953 and in 1939 it was called the "New York Municipal Airport."
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The aircraft landing in Warsaw, summer 1939, carrying Natalie Jastrow and Bryan Henry is an Antonov AN-2 which was not produced until 1947 by the Soviet Union.
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Character error 

In the first episode, the rank of Walter von Brauchitsch is incorrectly given as Field Marshal, he also carries Field Marshal's batons on his epaulets. The episode is set shortly before the invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939. His rank on that date was Colonel-General (Generaloberst). He was promoted to Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) on 19th July 1940 along with 11 other generals as a reward for the Fall of France.
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Hermann Göring is shown in multiple scenes wearing the uniform, insignia, and carrying the baton of a "Reichsmarschall". All of these scenes are set in 1939; Göring was not appointed to the rank of Reichsmarschall until the summer of 1940, after the fall of France.
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Continuity 

The scenes of The Henry's boarding the ship in New York are dated via a caption that shows the date as April 29 1939. Yet later the captain announces that they like the last night of the voyage special and besides, it's the Fuehrers Birthday. Hitler's Birthday was April 20th. No ship could cross the Atlantic that quickly.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Natalie enters Byron's room, a shadow of the boom mic is visible on the far wall.
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Factual errors 

In the first episode, general Walter Von Brauchitsch is seen wearing shoulder boards with the crossed batons of a field-marshal. Von Brauchitsch was promoted to field-marshal on 19th July 1940 along with 11 of his colleagues for the defeat of the French army. The first episode is supposedly set in March-April 1939.
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When Pug and Rhoda leave for Berline in the "Bremen", the ship is shown sailing out of New York Harbour, with red painted funnels. The "Bremen" had yellow funnels. This is postwar footage of the "Europa", sister ship to the "Bremen". After the war, it was handed over to the French Line and the funnels were painted red, as was company standard.
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When Hitler addressed the Raichstag saying he would not remove his uniform until the war was over, he was wearing a dusky blue jacket. Hitler's jacket was brown.
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Armin von Roon, played by Jeremy Kemp, is listed in the title credits with the title "Brigadier General." This is wrong on two counts. The German Army during this period never had this rank (colonels advanced directly to major general.) Additionally, the first time von Roon is seen in uniform (aboard ship) he wears the insignia of a major general. By April 1939 he wears the shoulder boards of a lieutenant general, although the pip is off center.
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Miscellaneous 

Armin von Roon, played by Jeremy Kemp, is listed in the title credits with the title "Brigadier General." This is wrong on two counts. The German Army during this period never had this rank (colonels advanced directly to major general.) Additionally, the first time von Roon is seen in uniform (aboard ship) he wears the insignia of a major general. By April 1939 he wears the shoulder boards of a lieutenant general, although the pip is off center.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Pug and Rhoda go looking for a house to rent in Berlin, it's still early spring. However, the establishing shot of the house they find shows fallen leaves on the streets and coloured leaves in the trees, clearly showing that it was filmed in the autumn.
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