Hell to Eternity

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’’Hell to Eternity’’ (1960)

Hell’s to Eternity (1960), directed by Phil Karlson, depicts the battle for Saipan and the heroics of Marine PFC and Navy Cross recipient Guy Galbadon, who captured over 1,000 Japanese in combat. Although Galbadon was a Mexican-American in real life, he was portrayed by actor Jeffrey Hunter in the movie. The film also starred David Janssen, Vic Damone, John Larch, and Sessue Hayakawa. A neglected youth, raised by a Japanese-American family in Los Angeles, becomes a decorated Marine in World War II by using his fluency in the Japanese language.
The following weapons were used in the film Hell to Eternity:

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Handguns

M1911A1

Throughout the film, Galbadon carries an M1911A1 pistol.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Gabaldon with the Colt M1911A12 pistol.
Gabaldon with the holstered Colt.
Gabaldon reacts to his buddy’s death.

Rifles

M1 Carbine

Throughout the film, Marines carry the M1 Carbine.

Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine. Most of the World War II variations of the M1 Carbine were sent back to the Military Arsenals and retrofitted with the Bayonet Lug and adjustable rear sight. This is the version seen after late 1945 and all the way until the 1960s. This version is seen most often in World War II movies, despite being anachronistic for most World War II battles.
The cast poses with Guy “Gabby” Galbadon (seated). Standing from left to right are Jeffrey Hunter, Vic Damone, and David Janssen.
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Sgt. Bill Hazen (David Janssen), left, and Galbadon (Hunter), right, carry the M1 carbine.
Capt. Schwabe (John Larch) carries the M1 carbine.
Cpl. Pete Lewis (Vic Damone) fights with the M1 carbine. Note the anachronistic bayonet.
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Galbadon (Hunter) oversees the Japanese surrender. General Matsui (Sessue Hayakawa) has his back to the camera.
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M1 Garand

Throughout the film, Marines carry the M1 Garand.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Camp Pendleton.
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Training at Camp Pendleton.
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The Marines land on Saipan.
Hand-to-hand combat on Saipan.
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The M1 Garand serves as an emergency field IV.
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M1903 Springfield

A Japanese sniper carries the M1903 Springfield.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
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Arisaka Type 99

Throughout the film, Japanese soldiers carry the Arisaka Type 99 rifle.

Arisaka Type-99 Substitute Standard - 7.7x58mm‎
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Japanese soldiers taunt the Marines.
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Type 99 Light Machine Gun

Throughout the film, Japanese defenders carry a Type 99 Light Machine Gun.

Type 99 light machine gun 7.7x58mm Arisaka‎
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Other

M29 Mortar

Throughout the film, Japanese forces fire American M29 Mortars.

M29 Mortar - 81mm
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M101 Howitzer

Throughout the film, Japanese forces fire the M101 Howitzer.

M101 Howitzer - 105x372mm
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Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun

Japanese defenders use a Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun.

Japanese Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun
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M67 flamethrower tank

Throughout the film, Marines use the M67 flamethrower tank against Japanese defenders. The M67 is an anachronism, as it wasn't developed until the 1950's.

M67 flamethrower tank, nicknamed "Zippo," with the M7-6 tank flamethrower‎
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