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Saving Private Ryan - Wrong Phonetic Name
On the beach in the beginning when Capt. Miller is telling the radio operator to relay a message that they do not hold the beach. A NCO (Non-commissioned officer) states that they are all mixed up and have the leftovers of Fox company,....., and George company....and if you know the difference between your police an military phonetic alphabets...Fox is the military phonetic for F and George is the Police phonetic for G.
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 08-02-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Loser writes:
Actually if you check the PHONETIC ALPHABET used in WWII is not the same as the one that is in use at this time. George was used for G in WWII. There are only 4 phonetics used in WWII that are still being used Today.C,M,V,X. I could be wrong on a few, it has been awhile.
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sjkang writes:
Actually they were using the correct phonetic alphabet. They used a different alphabet during World War II. The current police phonetic alphabet is similar to the old military alphabet. This is probably why the military choose to update its phonetic alphabet.
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PhantomSteve2002 writes:
If the original poster had spent, oh, two minutes online, they would have quickly found out that the film was correct... From the Naval Historical Centre: It shows the Phonetic Alphabet used from 1913, 1927, 1938, World War II, and 1957-Present. It was indeed "Fox" and "George" during the Second World War. The only letters which are the same since WW2 are "C-Charlie", "M-Mike", "V-Victor", and "X-X-ray". Of these, only "M-Mike" and "X-X-ray" have remained the same since 1913!
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