YMMV / Kelly's Heroes

  • Author's Saving Throw: Oddball's "pipe on the gun" claim covers the fact that the Shermans used for the movie had been up-gunned postwar.
  • Ear Worm - "Burning Bridges"
  • Genius Bonus:
    • 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.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • What an Idiot!: 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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