|The Caravan of Sailors |
Die Karawane der Matrosen
||October 6, 2006
|Hellmuth von Mücke
The Caravan of Sailors is a 2006 German docudrama directed by Jürgen Stumpfhaus. German Navy base in Qingdao, China: World War I begins on August 4, 1914. The light cruiser SMS Emden, which Count Spee releases from his unit, becomes a successful privateer in the Indian Ocean. But the cruiser is finally sunk by the Australian warship Sydney off Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean. 50 survivors set off on the adventurous journey back home, which takes them across the Arabian Peninsula and right through the middle of a war zone.
The following weapons were used in the film The Caravan of Sailors:
Luger P08 Marine
A Luger Marine Modell is seen used by Hellmuth von Mücke (Oliver Kniffki) before landing on Cocos Islands.
Marine Luger with 150 mm barrel - 9x19mm Parabellum
His Luger in the opend drawer.
Von Mücke took the pistol to put it in his holster what offers a look at the longer barrel.
Many sailors of the Emden landing party are armed with Gewehr 88/05 rifles. Turkish troops in al-Hudaida can also be seen with Gewehr 88s what is a correct choice since the Germans largely supplied the Ottoman Empire with these rifles apart from their own variants. Some of Lawrence's Bedouins also use the Gew. 88. during the ambush in the desert.
Gewehr 1888/05 - 7.92x57mm.
Two Turkish soldiers standing guard with their Gewehr.
A closer view of the same rifles shows the muzzles.
A sailor aims his rifle during the ambush in the desert.
This view reveals the notch on the receiver.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Some Gewehr 98s are also used by the sailors. It is accurate in this plot which is set in 1914/15 that the Turks are not equipped with this Mauser rifle that was only supplied by their German allies toward the last years of the war.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm.
A sailor on the left covers von Mücke trying to convince the Turkish Bedouins with the Reichskriegsflagge
(German war flag during this time) that are allies.
Three Gewehr 98s stacked together.
This rifle has a raised Lange Visier
Another sailor in the center holds his Mauser at the ready.
After reaching the southwest part of the Arabian peninsula, Turkish Bedouins confronting the landed sailors are seen with Ottoman Muskets.
Three Bedouins welcome the German officers with their muskets.
Von Mücke hands over a Reichsmark
coin to one of the Bedouins.
Bedouins riding camels hold their muskets.
Matrose Pinkert (Olaf Stieg) captured a Pattern 1914 Enfield from hostile Bedouins. It is called a "brand new British Enfield" by the narrator (Otto Sander).
Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
Pinkert returns with the captured Enfield over his back.
Clibbing over the sand dune shows the short grasping groove.
Maxim MG 08
Two MG08s mounted on Dreifuss 16 tripods are used by the sailors.
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Maxim being fired at hostile forces.
The gun crew awaits further attacks.
A short view of the left side.
The SMS (abbreviation for Seine Majestät Schiff; His Majesty Ship) Emden is portrayed by the Russian Cruiser Aurora, currently a museum ship in Saint Petersburg.
Right side up of the Aurora
with its 152 mm/L45 (6 in) Pattern 1892 Canet guns.