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Defiance - Wrong Medicine
In the scene where Tuvia and Zus raid a German encampment to get medicine for some sick refugees they state they need Ampicillin for a typhus outbreak.
Ampicillin was not available until 1961 when it was synthesized by Merck - and it's precursor Penicillin was not freely available, until just before the Normandy landings 1944, to the US army.
I doubt the Germans had access to any of this during WWII. It would have been less glaring if they went to steal sulfa!
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Captain Kirk writes:
That proves that Hollywood isn't interested in historical or medical accuracy. It makes me wonder how many other mistakes are in these movies that are "based on a true story".
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