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Old 21st Nov 2019, 11:25 pm   #327
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Default Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.

Originally Posted by The Philpott View Post
....In BBC 'World on Fire', does anyone know why they chose to depict a Junkers 52 Trimotor dropping an SOE agent behind enemy lines...?
Have another look at the opening titles (and great theme music) of 'Where Eagles Dare'. The transport being used to insert the allied party is an Alpine-camouflaged Ju-52.

I suppose it would have made sense to use an 'enemy' plane, assuming one was somehow available, if the flight could be arranged to start somewhere not far from the enemy border, from 'friendly neutral' territory perhaps.

Edit: Cross posted with several others who also remembered the Ju-52 in Where Eagles Dare.
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