Forty Thousand Horsemen

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Forty Thousand Horsemen
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Movie Poster
Country AUS.jpg Australia
Directed by Charles Chauvel
Release Date December 26, 1940
Language English
French
German
Turkish
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Red Gallagher Grant Taylor
Larry Pat Twohill
Jim Chips Rafferty
Scotty Joe Valli
Von Schiller Eric Reiman


Forty Thousand Horsemen is a 1940 Australian war movie directed by Charles Chauvel. Three young Australians, Red, Larry and Jim, join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part on the march to Ogratina, the Battle of Romani, the Battle of Gaza and in the attack during the Battle of Beersheba, which was the last cavalry charge in modern warfare. This battle is also featured in the 1987 movie The Lighthorsemen.


The following weapons were used in the film Forty Thousand Horsemen:

Contents


Revolvers

Webley RIC

The Webley RIC is used by a German officer and von Schiller (Eric Reiman). It may stands for the German Reichsrevolver M1883.

Webley RIC - .442 Webley
The German officer holds the revolver.
Von Schiller shoots Ismet (Norman Maxwell).

Rifles

Mauser Gewehr 1888/05

German and Turkish soldiers use Mauser Gewehr 1888/05 rifles.

Gewehr 1888/05 - 7.92x57mm.
German soldiers with their Gewehrs.
A German soldier with G88/05 with bayonet in melee.
Turkish soldier with the G88/05.
An abandoned G88/05 at the Battle of Beersheba.

Turkish 1903 Mauser

Turkish soldiers can be seen with 1903 Mauser rifles.

Turkish 1903 Mauser Rifle - 7.92 x 57mm
A Turkish soldier retreats while holding the Turkish Mauser.

Turkish 1905 Mauser Carbine

A few Turks can be also seen with Mauser 1905 Carbines.

1895 Spanish Mauser Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser. This looks similar to the Turkish 1905 Mauser Carbine.
A Turk draws his carbine.
He takes aim.

Snider-Enfield Mk.II**

Some Turkish soldiers use Snider-Enfield Mk.II** rifles.

Snider-Enfield Mk.II** Infantry Rifle - .577 Snider
Turkish soldier with the Snider-Enfield on the right.
An Arab aims a Snider rifle.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III

ANZAC soldiers are seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifles. Some Turkish soldiers can also seen with SMLEs.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III - .303 British
Scotty (Joe Valli) with two SMLs.
Jim (Chips Rafferty) and Red (Grant Taylor) aiming their SMLEs.
Red with his SMLE.

Machine Guns

Maxim MG 08/15

The Maxim 08/15 is used by German and Turkish troops. It's not actually fired by the gunners. They just wiggle with the Maxim.

Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Maxim in the factory.
Von Hausen (Harvey Adams): "Sind diese Maschinengewehre ganz in Ordnung?" He inspects the factory.
A German soldier fires/wiggles the Maxim.

Maxim MG 08

Turkish soldiers can briefly be seen with Maxim MG08s during Battle of Beersheba on October 31, 1917. The firing scenes were taken from the 1930 movie All Quiet on the Western Front

German Maxim MG 08 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Turkish soldier with the Maxim.

Grenades

Mills Bomb

ANZAC soldiers use Mills Bombs.

Mills Bomb
An ANZAC throws a Mills.

Other

Ordnance QF 18 Pounder

The Turkish Columm is armed with British Ordnance QF 18 Pounder field guns standing for correct 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. field guns.

Ordnance QF 18 Pounder.
The field gun near von Schiller.
The gun on the right.



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