Death and Glory in Changde

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Death and Glory in Changde
喋血孤城
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Movie poster
Country CHN.jpg PR China
Directed by Dong Shen
Release Date 2010
Language Mandarin
Japanese
Studio China Film Group Corporation (CFGC)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan Ray Lui
Capt. Feng Baohua Wenkang Yuan
Wan Qing Yixuan An
Er Hu, Miao youth Mengwei Xie
Col. Chang Ruan Fan Lei
Chai Yixin as Tao'er Zi Yang
Gen. Maj. Chen Hushyun Liu Yijun
Col. Itō Saburo Shibuya Tenma
Lt. Gen. Iwanaga Miura Kenichi
Lt. Gen. Yokoyamy Isamu Hatae Kiyoshi


Death and Glory in Changde (Chinese: 喋血孤城) is a 2010 Chinese war film based on the events in the Battle of Changde in 1943 during WWII. The 57th Division of 8,000 soldiers under the command of Lieutenant General Yu Chengwan (Ray Lui) defended the city of Changde from an attack by 30,000 Japanese soldiers.


The following weapons were used in the movie Death and Glory in Changde:

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Pistols

FN Model 1955

Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan (Ray Lui) carries the FN Model 1955.

FN Model 1955 with magazine removed .380 ACP
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FN Model 1900

The battalion commander Col. Chang Ruan (Fan Lei) carries a FN Model 1900 pistol.

FN Model 1900, .32 ACP
Col. Chang Ruan drew his gun ...
... at a staff officer.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer

Capt. Feng Baohua (Wenkang Yuan) uses a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer pistol.

Mauser Model 712 Schnellfeuer with 10-round magazine - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
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Nambu Type 14 Pistol

The Nambu Type 14 Pistol is the standard handgun carried by Japanese officers.

Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Col. Itō Saburo (Shibuya Tenma) leads an attack through the town gate holding his Nambu.
A Japanese officer guards Chinese POWs with his pistol.
Lt. Gen. Iwanaga (Miura Kenichi) aims his Type 14 at medical officer Dr. Zhang, a civil prisoner.
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Rifles

Type Zhongzheng Rifle

Chinese soldiers carry the Type Zhongzheng Rifle.

Type Zhongzheng "Type 1" rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Miao sharpshooter Er Wu (Mengwei Xie) aims at a Japanese officer.
Company commander Capt. Baohua (Wenkang Yuan) fires his Type Zhongzheng .
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Type 38 Arisaka Rifle

Japanese troops, as well as a few Chinese soldiers, are armed with the Type 38 Arisaka Rifle.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
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Capt. Baohua (Wenkang Yuan) (left) together with Er Wu (Mengwei Xie) fights in the streets.
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M1 Carbine

Some Chinese officers and Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan (Ray Lui) carry M1 Carbines.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period Magazine pouch for buttstock
Col. Chang Ruan (Fan Lei) (right) fire a M1 Carbine in the street fight.
Capt. Feng Baohua (Wenkang Yuan) holds an M1 Carbine.
An M1 Carbine lies on the table as Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan (Ray Lui) prepares for battle.

Matchlock Musket

Miao youth Er Hu (Mengwei Xie) brings an ancient Matchlock Musket from home.

Chinese matchlock muskets, 17th-19th century
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Machine guns

ZB26 Machine Gun

The ZB26 Machine Gun, converted to fire the 7.62x39mm round and using AK-47 magazines, is used by Chinese troops in the defense of Changde. This configuration is sometimes known as the Type 56 Militia Light Machine Gun,

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
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Lt. Gen. Yu Chengwan (Ray Lui) (right) and Col. Chang Ruan (Fan Lei) with a ZB26. Note the AK-47 style magazine.

Type 11 Light Machine Gun

A Japanese gunner uses a Type 11 Light Machine Gun. The prop is not loaded and the firing effects are CGI.

Type 11 Light Machine Gun - 6.5x50mm Arisaka.
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Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun

The Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun is used by Japanese soldiers.

Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun.
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Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun

A Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun is used by Chinese troops in defensive positions.

Type 24 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Hand grenades

Type 97 Hand Grenade

Japanese soldiers carry Type 97 Hand Grenades.

Type 97 Hand Grenade
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Capt. Baohua (Wenkang Yuan) throws a hand grenade.

Type 67 Stick Grenade

Both side also use Type 67 Stick Grenades, to stand in for the German M24.

Type 67 High-Explosive Fragmentation Stick Grenade
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Others

T70 60-mm Infantry Mortar

Japanese troops use T70 60-mm Infantry Mortar to bombard Chinese positions.

T70 60-mm Infantry Mortar
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