|Beneath Hill 60
||15 April 2010
||Steve Le Marquand
||Mark Coles Smith
Beneath Hill 60 is a 2010 World War I film that tells extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell), a former miner turned military officer leading a unit fighting for the Australian Army in 1915 who must must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front deep beneath the German lines. Woodward and his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War.
The following weapons were used in the film Beneath Hill 60:
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III*
The Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III* is used by various Australian and British soldiers in the film, including Percy Marsden (Warwick Young), Norm "Pullthrough" Morris (Gyton Grantley) and Frank Tiffin (Harrison Gilbertson).
SMLE No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
Two Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III* rifles rest against the tin wall to the right.
A Northumberland Fusilier carries a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* rifle around his shoulder.
Norm "Pullthrough" Morris (Gyton Grantley
) aims his Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* rifle in No-Man's-Land.
The Tunnelers with their Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* rifles as they are introduced to Hill 60.
Percy Marsden (Warwick Young
) and "Pullthrough" with their Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III rifles*.
An Australian soldier fires his Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* at Hill 60.
Two Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* rifles rest on a trench wall behind Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell
Three of the Tunnelers carry Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* rifles as they unload a truck. A fourth rifle can be seen resting on the truck.
Australian soldiers with their Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* rifles wait for the orders to charge.
Sawn-Off Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III*
Percy Marsden (Warwick Young) loads a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III* before going down the tunnels. Norm "Pullthrough" Harris later uses it to kill several enemy tunnelers.
Percy Marsden (Warwick Young
), sitting to the right of the table, loads the Sawn-Off Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III*
Norm "Pullthrough" Harris fires the Sawn-Off Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk.III*.
Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun
Two Northumberland Fusiliers, Potsy (Bob Franklin) and Stoat (Anthony Ring) use a Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun to cover a night patrol across No-Man's-Land. An Australian crew also use the Vickers at Hill 60.
Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British
An Australian crew fire the Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun at Hill 60.
Webley Mk VI
Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell) uses a Webley Mk VI throughout the film. An Australian officer can also be seen with one before the Hill 60 charge.
Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell
) draws his Webley Mk VI as he navigates the tunnel system.
An Australian officer, Webley Mk VI in hand, gives the order to fix bayonets.
Before the Battle of Messines an Australian soldier distributed a few Mills Bombs .
No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
A soldier holds grenades .
Mauser Gewehr 1898
German soldiers can be seen with the Mauser Gewehr 1898. A German sniper uses a scoped Mauser in an attempt to kill Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell).
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier aims his Mauser Gewehr 1898 behind Karl Babek (Kenneth Spiteri
German soldiers await the Australian charge with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.
Scoped Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German sniper aims his Mauser Gewehr 1898 with scope at Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell
The German sniper chambers his Mauser Gewehr 1898 with scope.
German soldiers use the Maxim MG08 to harass the trenches from a dug in position known as the "Red House."
Maxim MG08 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German gun crew fire the Maxim MG08 from the "Red House".
Close-up of the Maxim MG08 barrel.
A German tunneler can be seen using a Luger P08.
The German tunneler brandishing a Luger P08 pistol.
A German soldier can be seen with the Mauser C96 as he awaits the Australian charge.
Mauser C96 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The German soldier with his Mauser C96.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate
A German soldier holds a Model 16 Stielhandgranate as he awaits the Australian charge. Recognizable by the larger warhead and the thicker stick than the Model 17 Stielhandgranate.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
The German soldier with a Model 16 Stielhandgranate.
The same soldier with the Stielhandgranate. Here you see the stick and the fuse.