- This film was denounced by former President (and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during WW2) Dwight Eisenhower soon after its release in a press conference due to its glaring historical inaccuracies.
- The character of the German Colonel was first intended to be the real life Panzer Colonel Joachim Peiper. However, since Peiper was an SS-Lieutenant Colonel, a convicted war criminal, and still living at the time the film was produced, his character was quickly changed to a ficticious Regular German Army officer, so as not to give Peiper any connection to the film.
- The name of the song that the Germans sing is "Panzerlied". However, only the first four lines of the song are actually sung.
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