Everyman's War

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Everyman's War (2009)

Everyman's War is a 2009 war film directed by Thad Smith. It stars Cole Carson as Don Smith, a young man drafted into the 94th Infantry Division during World War Two and sent into combat in France and Germany with a heavy machine gun section.

The following weapons were used in the film Everyman's War:

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Rifles

M1903A4 Springfield

An M1903A4 Springfield sniper rifle is used by sharpshooter Pvt. Briggs (Aaron Glass) in the first battle.

M1903A4 Springfield sniper variant with M84 scope - .30-06
Pvt. Briggs (Aaron Glass) fires his scoped M1903A4 Springfield.

M1 Garand

Despite being the standard-issue combat rifle for the U.S. Armed Forces during World War Two, the M1 Garand is seen scarcely throughout the film. This is historically accurate for weapons squads, such as the one depicted in the film, would normally be issued lighter weapons such as the M1 Carbine and sidearms like the M1911A1. The most notable user is Pvt. Karl Heinrich (Brian Julian), the section ammunition carrier.

M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A GI enters the mess tent with his M1 Garand rifle slung. Note the trench knife stuck into his pack (left side).
Pvt. Karl Heinrich (Brian Julian), seated on the left, holds an M1 Garand.
Heinrich jumps from the Deuce-and-a-Half truck with his M1.
Heinrich, carrying his M1, is wounded in the leg and falls to the snow.
Heinrich pours down covering fire with his M1.
S/Sgt. Don Smith (Cole Carson) hitches a ride back to M Company, resting an M1 Garand in his lap.
S/Sgt. Smith and Cpl. Starcher (Gavin Bristol) approach a farmhouse, M1 rifles at the ready.
Smith holds his M1 on a German prisoner (Micah Klatt).

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is used by two men of the machine gun section, Pvt. Anthony Benedetto (Sean McGrath) and Pvt. Robert Fuller (Eric Martin Reid).

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 twin magazine pouch for buttstock - .30 Carbine
An M1 Carbine lies next to a dozing GI.
Pvt. Robert Fuller (Eric Martin Reid) squeezes off rounds at advancing German infantry with his Carbine.
Pvt. Anthony Benedetto (Sean McGrath) with his Carbine slung as he unloads a Deuce-and-a-Half truck.
A Carbine-carrying GI moves out to the front.
S/Sgt. Ray Speck (Rick Magistrale) with his Carbine.
A silhouetted Pvt. Benedetto holds his M1 Carbine.

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers in the film use the Karabiner 98k as their main battle rifle.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier carries a slung Karabiner 98k.
A German soldier carrying a 98k.
A German soldier works the bolt on his 98k.
A German NCO carrying a 98k motions his troops forward.
A German soldier fires his 98k.
A German soldier holds his 98k on Cpl. Don Smith (Cole Carson).

Gewehr 43

During the final battle of the film, a German soldier can be seen using a Gewehr 43 semi-automatic rifle.

Gewehr 43 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier raises his Gewehr 43.
A German soldier squeezes off several rounds.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

Several American GIs can be seen using M1A1 Thompson submachine guns in battle with the German forces.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
An American GI riding in a jeep carries an M1A1 Thompson.
The GI prods a German prisoner with the Thompson.
The GI holds his Thompson.
The GI fires single shots at the German soldiers.

MP40

Several German soldiers and officers use the MP40.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German Noncom holds his MP40.
The Noncom fires his MP40.
A German sentry stands at attention with the MP40.
A German soldier carrying an MP40.
A German soldier aims his MP40.
A German Panzer officer (Jay Lance) fires his MP40 at Cpl. Don Smith (Cole Carson).

Machine Guns

Browning M1917

As heavy machine gunners, the GIs of the section depicted onscreen operate a Browning M1917 in battle against the Germans.

Browning M1917 machine gun with tripod and ammo box‎ - .30-06
Cpl. Starks (Mike Prosser) and Pvt. Don Smith (Cole Carson) on watch in their bunker with the Browning M1917.
Starks, with Smith as his No. 2, fires the M1917.
Pvt. Robert Fuller (Eric Martin Reid) hands the M1917 to Pvt. Anthony Benedetto (Sean McGrath).
Fuller holds the M1917.
A GI machine gun crew displace with their M1917.
Fuller loads a .30-06 round belt into the M1917.
Cpl. Smith and Fuller with the M1917.
Fuller (one hand on the trigger and the other handling the ammunition belt) fires the M1917.

Browning M1919A4

Towards the end of the film, American GIs are seen with a Browning M1919A4 in a defensive position inside a townhouse.

Browning M1919A4 on M2 tripod - .30-06
A GI machine gun team on watch with a Browning M1919A4.

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB is mounted on a US Army jeep transporting Cpl. Starks (Mike Prosser) and Pvt. Don Smith (Cole Carson) to the front lines.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB is mounted on a jeep.

Bren Gun

A bipod-mounted Bren Gun is manned in a defensive position by Maurice (Nico Izambard), a member of the French Maquis.

Bren Mk1 - .303 British
Maurice (Nico Izambard) in his foxhole with the Bren Gun.

MG34

Several German soldiers use the MG34 light machine gun, the earlier version of the famous MG42.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier carries the MG34.
German machine gunners deploy an MG34.

MG42

The MG42 is used by numerous German soldiers in battle.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German machine gunners open fire with an MG42.
The machine gunners pour down fire.
A German crew fire their MG42.
A German soldier carries the MG42.

Pistols

Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is carried by the American soldiers, in particular Cpl. Starks (Mike Prosser) and Pvt. (later Cpl.) Don Smith (Cole Carson).

World War Two issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Cpl. Starks (Mike Prosser) with his holstered Colt M1911A1.
Starks and Pvt. Don Smith (Cole Carson) with their holstered M1911A1s.
An M1911A1 pistol lies on an officer's field desk.
Cpl. Smith checks the remaining ammo in his pistol.
Smith with his M1911A1.
Pvt. Robert Fuller (Eric Martin Reid) clutches an M1911A1.

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK, thrown into a river by a surrendering German officer, is used by a German prisoner (Micah Klatt) to commit suicide. The weapon is a rare Political version with the Political Reich eagle on the bakelite grips. The one used in the film, is actually a "blank fire only" post war copy (with the swastika omitted), since a real model is worth thousands; presumably it is standing in for a standard issue Walther PP or PPK that a field officer might be expected to have.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz (aka .380 ACP)
The German POW (Micah Klatt) checks to see if the PPK he just recovered from the river is loaded.
The POW holds the PPK to his temple.

Grenades

F1 Hand Grenade

A F1 Hand Grenade is seen in Maurice's (Nico Izambard) foxhole and on his belt.

French F1 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Maurice (Nico Izambard) with a French F1 Hand Grenade on his belt.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate, better known as the "Potato Masher", is used by a German soldier in the climatic battle.

Anti-personnel fragmentation M24 Stielhandgranate.
A German soldier primes a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
The Stielhandgranate comes to a rest in the snow.



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