Back to Bataan

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Back to Bataan (1945)

Back to Bataan is a 1945 World War II film that dramatizes the true story of the raid on the Cabanatuan prisoner of war camp by US Army Rangers and Filipino guerilla fighters. The film stars John Wayne as Col. Joseph Madden and Anthony Quinn as Captain Andrés Bonifácio. The Cabanatuan raid also was dramatized in the film The Great Raid.


The following weapons were used in the film Back to Bataan:

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Colt 1921 Thompson

Both Col. Joseph Madden (John Wayne) and Captain Andrés Bonifácio (Anthony Quinn) are seen using the M1921 Thompson.

Colt 1921 Thompson - .45 ACP
Col. Joseph Madden (John Wayne) holds the M1921 Thompson.
The M1921 Thompson held by Captain Andrés Bonifácio (Anthony Quinn).
Thompsons held by fighters.

M1903 Springfield Rifle

Several of the Army Rangers and Philippine guerilla fighters carry the M1903 Springfield rifle.

1903 Springfield Rifle - .30-06
The Springfield rifle is held by fighters.

Browning 1917 Machine Gun

Philippine guerrilla fighters are seen using the Browning M1917 during the raid.

Browning 1917 Machine Gun - .30-06
Filipino guerrilla fighters are seen using the Browning M1917 during the raid.

Colt 1911

A Ranger uses his M1911 to shoot off the lock, but it is shot out of his hand.

Colt 1911 Pistol - .45 ACP
A Ranger uses his M1911 to shoot off the lock, but it is shot out of his hand. Although it seems unlikely that the enemy soldier would be able to do this without wounding, this happened during the actual raid to S/Sgt. Theodore Richardson when he shot off the lock of the front gate.

Gewehr 98 Rifle

The Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle is seen in the hands of both Philippine guerrillas and Japanese soldiers.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 Rifle - 7.92 x 57mm
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle is seen in the hands of Japanese soldiers.
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle is seen in the hands of Filipino guerrillas.

Browning Automatic Rifle

A Philippine guerrilla fighter is seen using the Browning Automatic Rifle during the raid.

Early Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
A Filipino guerrilla fighter is seen using the Browning Automatic Rifle during the raid.

Luger P08

A Japanese officer is armed with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 pistol - 9x19mm
A Japanese officer is armed with a Luger P08.



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