Battleground is a 1949 WWII film about members of the 101st Airborne defending the city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in the fall of 1944. Made only five years after the actual battle, Battleground was directed by legendary filmmaker William A. Wellman (The Story of G.I. Joe, Heroes for Sale) and was the recipient of Academy Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
The following weapons were used in the film Battleground (1949):
Wolowicz (Bruce Cowling), one of the paratroopers, is seen polishing a captured Luger P08. He throws it away after he remembers the rumor that US soldiers were shot if they are captured with German weapons on them.
Rifles & Carbines
The M1 Garand is seen used by most of the paratroopers in the 101st Airborne Division.
The M1 Carbine is carried by some of the officers of the 101st Airborne Division.
The surrendering German soldier has a white flag attached to a K98 rifle. Also seen carried by German troops as they are ambushed by the Airborne.
M3 Grease Gun
The M3 Grease Gun is seen being carried by paratroopers, notably a soldier in an officer's jeep that is confronted at a checkpoint.
Automatic Rifle & Machine Guns
Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle is seen used by Abner Spudler and other troops of the 101st Airborne.
After Mac is killed during the railroad ambush, Jarvess picks up an early model Browning M1919A6 and continues the fight.
Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
The Browning M2HB heavy machine gun can be seen mounted on an M4 Sherman tank. An M51 Quad Mount is seen as the men go into town.