* AuthorsSavingThrow: Oddball's "pipe on the gun" claim covers the fact that the Shermans used for the movie had been up-gunned postwar.
* EarWorm - "Burning Bridges"
* 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.
** Moriarty describing the "captured" Tiger as a "piece of junk" with "fuel leaking everywhere". Deadly as they could be Tiger tanks were also underpowered, mechanically unreliable unless maintained often and notoriously leaky since wartime shortages meant their fiendishly complicated fuel systems (5 tanks and over 120 tubes and fittings) were made with household plumbing pipes instead of military grade materials.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** One of the assistants working on the film was a young budding filmmaker named Creator/JohnLandis. While in Yugoslavia shooting the movie, Landis witnessed an event involving gypsies burying a corpse in the middle of a road which inspired him to write the script for ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. He also got to be friendly with Creator/DonaldSutherland and years later got him to an appear in two of his early films, ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' and ''Film/AnimalHouse''.
** One of Oddball's tank crew is Gavin [=MacLeod=], [[Series/TheLoveBoat Captain Stubing]].
** Hey, hey! [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Uncle Leo]] is brought in to the plan by Oddball to build a bridge.
** [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]] is a glory seeking general.
** Oddball himself becomes a [[Film/{{MASH}} pacifist womanizing prankster in Korea]], and later on, [[Film/TheHungerGames President Snow]].
** And of course, Kelly ends up as a [[Film/DirtyHarry vigilante detective in San Francisco.]]
* WhatAnIdiot: In the opening scene, Germans located their field kitchen just next to a large, water-filled hole in the road. Even without the escaping Jeep, they just had to get thoroughly splashed sooner or later. If one watches carefully, there are many way more suitable places for a field kitchen around.
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