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This really gripes me! I have been watching history channel on TV and on many episodes, they will document for example; the expansion into the west in America; they will flash a picture of a train heading west on American rails, what is supposed to be an American train, they show a "British" train. It only flashes on the screen fo no more than 2 seconds, but it's long enough to recognize that it is not an American train. I don't understand why they would do this, as there are tons of stock footage of American trains of that era available. Why use a British train? I realize the writers of these shows may not know the difference between a British and American train, of if they do, think the audience is too dumb to know the difference. This could also be combined with the previous discussion of precision, but directed towards precision of information.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi
It isn't so much that. They just think we are stupid. So many "great" movies of warfare depict entirely wrong vehicles. What po's me is they don't even try to mask it. So the American M-47 is supposed to be a Tiger pzkpfwVII or whatever and the Shermans are the Walker Bulldog. I'll bet the old Vets cursed at the screen. Heck, some of the depictions were a Sherman with German insignia. Hollywood entertainment and it goes everywhere as if it was true. Same with the remarkable trains.