History Film / KellysHeroes

7th Nov '16 1:00:09 PM Fighteer
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Yugoslavia doubled for Nazi-occupied France.



* GeniusBonus: The Operation Tannenbaum mentioned by the captured German officer was a real operation, albeit one that never went into action: it was a German plan to invade Switzerland.
7th Nov '16 12:58:46 PM Fighteer
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* FailedASpotCheck:
** The German infantry and MP in the [[ColdOpen cold opening]] failing to notice the American jeep in which 3 of the 4 occupants were uniformed American soldiers. The MP does eventually see through the [[RefugeInAudacity camouflage in audacity]] kicking off the opening sequence. May be slightly TruthInTelevision as Germans used a lot of captured equipment from everyone they fought. (But not the uniforms!)
** This would appear to be what allows one German to escape the minefield battle.

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* FailedASpotCheck:
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FailedASpotCheck: The German infantry and MP in the [[ColdOpen cold opening]] failing to notice the American jeep in which 3 three of the 4 four occupants were are uniformed American soldiers. The MP does eventually see through the [[RefugeInAudacity camouflage in audacity]] kicking off the opening sequence. May be slightly TruthInTelevision as Germans used a lot of captured equipment from everyone they fought. (But not the uniforms!)\n** This would appear to be what allows one German to escape the minefield battle.



*** Even that is still not correct; aside from a single prototype, Shermans carrying the American 76mm never used the standard M4 turret as shown in the film, but used that of the experimental T23 tank [[http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/US/Medium/M4/M4A2(76)W_HVSS_Germany45.png as shown here.]] (Although the British Firefly used the standard turret)



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the opening scene, an American Jeep Willys is waiting in line with multiple German cars and tanks, with a large number of soldiers passing it. True, it can be simply stolen or salvaged by Germans, but still, there are American soldiers inside, including behind the wheel. Even when one German notices something is wrong and tries to stop the Jeep, no one else makes any attempt to stop or shoot at it - and there are literally dozens of German soldiers around, just allowing Kelly to get away.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
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In the opening scene, an American Jeep Willys is waiting in line with multiple German cars and tanks, with a large number of soldiers passing it. True, it can be simply stolen or salvaged by Germans, but still, there are American soldiers inside, including behind the wheel. Even when one German notices something is wrong and tries to stop the Jeep, no one else makes any attempt to stop or shoot at it - and there are literally dozens of German soldiers around, just allowing Kelly to get away.
16th Oct '16 5:50:17 PM PanLeopard
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***Even that is still not correct; aside from a single prototype, Shermans carrying the American 76mm never used the standard M4 turret as shown in the film, but used that of the experimental T23 tank [[http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/US/Medium/M4/M4A2(76)W_HVSS_Germany45.png as shown here.]] (Although the British Firefly used the standard turret)
4th Oct '16 4:15:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Yugoslavia doubled for Nazi-occupied France.
30th Aug '16 3:58:58 AM althesmith
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** The German infantry and MP in the [[ColdOpen cold opening]] failing to notice the American jeep in which 3 of the 4 occupants were uniformed American soldiers. The MP does eventually see through the [[RefugeInAudacity camouflage in audacity]] kicking off the opening sequence.

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** The German infantry and MP in the [[ColdOpen cold opening]] failing to notice the American jeep in which 3 of the 4 occupants were uniformed American soldiers. The MP does eventually see through the [[RefugeInAudacity camouflage in audacity]] kicking off the opening sequence. May be slightly TruthInTelevision as Germans used a lot of captured equipment from everyone they fought. (But not the uniforms!)
29th Aug '16 11:31:20 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* HomeGuard: According to the should sleeve insignia, the squad are members of the 35th Infantry Division, which is a National Guard unit.
5th Aug '16 7:42:36 AM Doc_Loki
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** Kelly barely seems to notice Cowboy and Willard smashing through a wall a few feet away from him.
5th Aug '16 7:41:17 AM Doc_Loki
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* GeniusBonus: The Operation Tannenbaum mentioned by the captured German officer was a real operation, albeit one that never went into action: it was a German plan to invade Switzerland.
28th Jul '16 2:59:40 PM Ohio9
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* AlmightyJanitor: Kelly is a former officer who was busted all the way down to private after being wrongly blamed for a failed allied mission. Because of his former role, his fellow soldiers still look to him for leadership and experience.
31st May '16 4:18:39 PM Boggs
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* WhatTheHellHero: Big Joe lets Kelly have it after he goes and tells the platoon about the Nazi gold after Big Joe warned him not to.
-->'''Little Joe''': "Listen Joe, Kelly's got it figured pretty good!"
-->'''Big Joe''': "''Listen crap,'' this guy's gonna get you all killed!"
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