Beach Red

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Beach Red (1967)

Beach Red is a 1967 World War II film directed by and starring Cornel Wilde. The film centers around a company of Marines participating in an invasion of a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. The lives of the Japanese soldiers who defend the island are also prominently featured. Throughout the film, flashbacks to both the Marines and Japanese soldiers' civilian lives are seen.

The following weapons were used in the film Beach Red:

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Rifles

M1 Garand

The main battle rifle of the Marines in the film is the M1 Garand.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
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Arisaka Type 99

The Arisaka Type 99 was one of the main battle rifles used by the Japanese Army in the Pacific theater and is seen used throughout the film.

Arisaka Type 99 battle rifle - 7.7x58mm
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M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is carried by several Marines in the film, notably Gunnery Sgt. Ben Honeywell (Rip Torn).

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WW2, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
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Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

Several Marines are seen carrying or firing the M1A1 Thompson. Cliff (Patrick Wolfe) is known for using the Thompson.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
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Handguns

Colt M1911A1

The main sidearm of the Marines is the Colt M1911A1 and is seen carried by Capt. Macdonald (Cornel Wilde).

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
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Nambu Type 14

The main sidearm of the Japanese was the Nambu Type 14 Pistol and is seen pulled by a Japanese officer.

Nambu Type 14 8x22mm Nambu
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Machine Guns

Browning Automatic Rifle

The Browning Automatic Rifle is one of the weapons seen in the hands of the Marines.

Early Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
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Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB machine gun is seen mounted on a Marine tank (an anachronistic M41 Walker Bulldog).

Browning M2HB on M3 tripod - .50 BMG
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Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun

Japanese forces appear to use Type 92 Heavy Machine Guns as they repel the invading Marine forces.

Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm
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Type 99 Light Machine Gun

Japanese forces are seen firing the Type 99 Light Machine Gun as well.

Type 99 light machine gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
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Other

M2 Flamethrower

The M2 Flamethrower is used by Marines to flush out a Japanese bunker.

M2-2 Flamethrower
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