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Old 20th Nov 2019, 4:10 pm   #321
Ted Kendall
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Default Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.

Maybe somebody saw "Where Eagles Dare" and assumed that this was established practice, although the story is of course fictional. The Ford Trimotor was obsolete by this time. Many agent drops were by bomber, although pickups needed something smaller and more nimble, like the Lysander. I suppose a "Tante Ju" could have been captured in North Africa, but can't recall any mention of SOE use.
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