Darkest Hour (2017)
Darkest Hour is a 2017 British biographical World War II drama directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, the newly-elected British Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain, who has resigned, and who faces a difficult task, as the defeat against Nazi Germany seems almost sealed, and the German war machine rolls over Western Europe. When an invasion of the United Kingdom seems inevitable, Churchill finds himself under pressure to negotiate a peace agreement with Adolf Hitler, who would then make Britain a puppet of the Third Reich. As King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) is skeptical, and his own party is intriguing against him, and with only his wife Clementine (Kristin Scott Thomas) is on his side, Churchill proves courage and fights on as the British army is stranded at Dunkirk. Darkest Hour would then go on to receive 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor, and would earn two, including Oldman's first win for Best Actor.
The following weapons were used in the film Darkest Hour:
Webley MK VI
The Webley Mk VI revolver is seen in holsters of British Government bunker guards.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
British soldiers trapped in Calais are seen carrying Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII* rifles.
A line of French soldiers is seen also with Lebel 1886 rifles.
QF 25 pounder Mk I
A British QF 25 pounder Mk I howitzer can be seen.