Deathwatch is a 2002 British horror film that involves the survivors of a British unit, Y Company, who are separated from their regiment during the brutal trench fighting of the First World War. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed-out German trench, abandoned except for three German soldiers. After killing most of the Germans, and taking one prisoner, the British company fortifies to hold the trench until reinforcements can arrive. Soon, however, strange things being to happen as a sense of evil descends upon the trench and the British begin to turn on each other.
The following weapons are seen in the movie Deathwatch:
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I
Used by almost all of the British soldiers of Y company including Pte. Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell), Sgt. David Tate (Hugo Speer), Pte. Jack Hawkstone (Hans Matheson), Pte. Willie McNess (Dean Lennox Kelly) and Pte. Anthony Bradford (Hugh O'Conor) is the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I, which is anachronistic for the year (1917) the film is set in, the cast should be using the No.1 Mk.III* Pte. Barry Starinski (Kris Marshall) has a telescopic sight fitted to his.
Most of the German rifles seen in the trench are the anachronistic, WW2 model Karabiner 98k. They are used by Pte. Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell) and Cpl. 'Doc' Fairweather (Matthew Rhys). Shakespeare also gives one to German prisoner Friedrich (Torben Liebrecht) to defend himself.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The German soldier Friedrich (Torben Liebrecht) uses a Mauser Gewehr 1898 to hold Pte. Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell) at gunpoint at the end of the film. The historically accurate Gewehr 1898 is only used in this part and at the beginning; the rest of the Mauser rifles are the historically anachronistic Karabiner 98k.
A Bergmann MP18 is wielded by Pte. Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell) at one point in the film. It is a common misconception that the MP18 wasn't introduced until 1918 with the Ludendorff offensive. However, this is not the case as there are reports that it arrived on the battlefield (albeit in small numbers) as early as 1916. It would, however, have more likely used a "snail drum" magazine as opposed to the 20 round box one used in the film.
Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun
A Maxim MG08 is used by German machine gunners in the opening sequence.
Webley Mk IV
The revolver used by the British troops of Y Company including Pte. Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell), Capt. Bramwell Jennings (Laurence Fox), Sgt. David Tate (Hugo Speer), Pte. Thomas Quinn (Andy Serkis), Pte. Anthony Bradford (Hugh O'Conor) and Cpl. 'Doc' Fairweather (Matthew Rhys) is the Webley Mk IV. This choice of revolver is anachronistic with the .38 Mk IV not entering service until 1929. The correct revolver would be the larger .455 Webley Mk VI. Note that Quinn has a bayonet attachment fitted to his; whilst the bayonet had never been used officially by the British Army since 1915, it is still possible that Quinn got his hands on one.
A Mills Bomb is carried by Jamie Bell as Pte. Charlie Shakespeare when he compares it with the Model 24 Stielhandgranate, it is incorrectly identified as a 'Pineapple' by Sgt. David Tate (Hugo Speer).
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Y Company soldiers Sgt. David Tate (Hugh O'Conor) and Pte. Thomas Quinn (Andy Serkis), along with several others, use captured Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades to clear out German dugouts. Based on their shape, they appear to antipersonnel fragmentation models.