sound more as if he neglected -- first timers do this all the time -- to make sure the film was advancing properly and when he rewound there was only a coupla inches of film to pull back in.
winding the film rarely breaks the film off -- more likely you rip the film holes. that "ka-chik-ka-chick" sound is unmistakable.
hard to think how you did that without loading prooperly, though.
I dunno -- open the camera, take the film out, see what shape it's in.
this is why it is best to take a roll of film you don't care about and practice loading, firing and unloading a few times. you get these mistakes out of the way.
by the way, sometimes when you pull the rewind lever up the back doesn't open because it is sprung open by a spring that pushes on the film cartridge -- no film, no push, so you have to pull on it a bit.
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