A Walk in the Sun

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A Walk in the Sun (1945)


A Walk in the Sun is a 1945 World War II film that follows a US Army platoon that lands in Italy in 1943 and is commanded by Sergeant Bill Tyne (Dana Andrews). As the platoon makes its way inland to attempt to take a fortified farmhouse, tension in the platoon ensures as casualties mount. Director Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) achieves a gritty realism that is ultimately closer to the truth of combat.


  • Directors: Lewis Milestone


The following weapons were used in the film A Walk in the Sun:

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M1 Carbine

M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
US Bazooka team with M1 Carbines

M1A1 Bazooka

M1A1 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
US Bazooka team resting with M1A1 Bazookas under tree
US Bazooka man carrying a M1A1 Bazooka
US Bazooka team returning with M1A1 Bazookas from ambush

M1A1 Thompson

For some reason they showed the one soldier always carrying an M1A1 Thompson but for all the firing scenes it was switched for a Model 1928A1 Thompson, probably because the 1928A1 was easier to blank adapt.

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Private Tranella (Richard Benedict) resting with M1A1 Thompson
Private Tranella (Richard Benedict) standing with M1A1 Thompson

Browning 1919A4

Browning 1919A4 Machine Gun - .30-06
US Soldier carrying Browning 1919A4 over his shoulder
Private Rivera (Richard Conte) firing a Browning 1919A4 Machine Gun

M1 Garand

M1 Rifle - .30-06
Private Archimbeau (Norman Lloyd) holding the M1 Garand

Browning Automatic Rifle

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
US Soldier carrying a Browning Automatic Rifle
US Soldier holding a Browning Automatic Rifle

Browning M2 50 cal. Aircraft

Browning M2 aircraft version - .50 cal
Browning M2 50 cal. aircraft machine guns in quad mounted half track

Browning M2 50 cal. Heavy Barrel

Browning M2 Heavy Barrel - .50 cal
Browning M2 50 cal. heavy barrel machine guns in quad mounted half track burning

1928A1 Thompson

1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP

Maxim MG08/15

Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92 x 57mm
German Soldiers firing a modified Maxim 08/15 Machine Gun in farm house

It has air-cooled barrel so look more like MG08/18.

Vickers MkI

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British
A modified Vickers MkI Machine Gun sitting in farm house window



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