Hearts of the World

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Hearts of the World
HeartsoftheWorldPoster.jpg
Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Release Date March 12, 1918
Language Silent
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
The Girl Lillian Gish
The Boy Robert Harron
The Little Disturber Dorothy Gish
The Boy's Littlest Brother Ben Alexander
The Man with the Wheelbarrow Noël Coward


Hearts of the World (also known as Love's Struggle) is a 1918 American silent World War I propaganda film written, produced and directed by D. W. Griffith (The Birth of a Nation). The story begins just before the beginning of the First World War in a small French village known for its idyllic atmosphere. A girl who lives with her grandparents falls in love with an American boy living there. The two conspire. A few days before the wedding, soldiers are mobilized and the men go to war. The boy also feels obliged to fight for the country in which he lives.


The following weapons were used in the film Hearts of the World:

Contents


Pistols

Colt Model 1902

The Colt Model 1902 is used by various characters including the Boy (Robert Harron), the German officer Von Strohm (George Siegmann) and American officers.

Colt Model 1902 Military Model - .38 ACP
The German officer holds the Colt.
The Boy holds at the Colt The Girl.

Rifles

Krag-Jørgensen M1896

During the parade French soldiers are seen with Krag-Jørgensen M1896 rifles standing for Lebel 1886 rifles.

US Property Marked Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896 Rifle - .30-40 Krag
A French soldier marching with the Krag-Jørgensen.
The Boy marching with the rifle.
French soldiers with the Krag.

Spanish Mauser M1893

Some French soldiers during the same parade can be seen with Spanish Mauser M1893 rifles. These rifles are leftovers from the Spanish-American War of 1898.

1893 Spanish Mauser - 7x57mm Mauser
French soldier on the right marches with the rifle.

Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88

Dutch Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88 rifles are used by French, German and American troops.

Dutch service Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88 rifle - 11.3x50R mm
The Boy with his shouldered rifle.
German soldiers in a trench armed with Beaumont-Vitalis.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

German soldiers use correct Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers before the attack of the village.
A German soldier in melee with the Boy. Note the Lange Visier.
The German officer smashes his Gewehr against the door.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

British soldiers are briefly seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles with rifle grenades.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British.
British soldiers in trenches.

Machine Guns

St. Étienne Mle 1907

French soldiers can be seen briefly with a St. Étienne Mle 1907 machine gun.

St. Étienne Mle 1907 - 8x50mmR Lebel
The soldiers in the middle manning the machine gun.

Lewis Gun

A Lewis Gun is used by British soldiers.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Close view of the magazine.
Firing the Lewis.

Vickers Mk I

The Vickers MK1 Machine Gun is also used by British soldiers.

Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket
British soldiers fire the Vickers.

Maxim MG 08

German troops use the Maxim MG08 machine guns which seem to be mock ups.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A Maxim in a bunker. The barrel seems to be smaller.

Handgrenades

Mills Bomb

Mills Bombs are seen as British soldiers prepare rifle grenades.

No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Mills No.23 Rod Grenade in cradle-style cup launcher.
British soldier prepare the rifle grenade.
Ready for fire.

Model 15 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers use Model 15 Stielhandgranates which are probably mockups. The Little Disturber (Dorothy Gish) uses this grenade at the end.

Model 15 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" with spoon safety.
A few stick grenades in a box.
"Unscrew the little cap - and it's goodbye forever!"
A German soldier describes the grenade.
The Little Disturber remembering the description of the soldier holds the grenade.

Unknown Grenade

French soldiers including the Boy use unknown grenades.

The Boy holds a grenade in the air offering German soldiers to surrender.

Other

9.2 inch Mark I Siege Howitzer

The 9.2 inch Mark I Siege Howitzer is briefly seen during the final charge of the village.

9.2 inch Mark I Siege Howitzer
Preparing the Howitzer.



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