|Journey's End |
|| United Kingdom|
||April 14, 1930
||Tiffany Pictures (US)
Woolf & Freedman Film Service (UK)
|Capt. Denis Stanhope
|2nd Lt. Raleigh
|2nd Lt. Hibbert
Journey's End is a 1930 British-American World War I film directed by James Whale based on the novel of the same name by R. C. Sherriff. The movie shows the everyday life of a British squad under the command of Capt. Denis Stanhope (Colin Clive) in 1918, 3 days before the German Spring Offensive ("Operation Michael"). On this eve of battle the young Lt. Raleigh (David Manners), an old school friend, is assigned to his company. Stanehope is engaged to his sister and is afraid that he will tell her his broken state. Then Raleigh is send to a trench raiding mission and meets the horrors of war.
The movie has been filmed several times again: A German version from 1931 under the title "The Other Side", the 1976 British-French
war film Aces High directed by Jack Gold based on the plot and the television film adaptation of 1988. In 2018 a new cinema adaptation was released.
The following weapons were used in the film Journey's End (1930):
Webley Mk VI
Capt. Denis Stanhope (Colin Clive) threatens 2nd Lt. Hibbert (Anthony Bushell) for desertion with a Webley Mk VI.
Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Capt. Stanhope draws his Webley
Promotional picture of the scene.
Stanhope holds the revolver on 2nd Lt. Hibbert (Anthony Bushell).
2nd Lt. Raleigh (David Manners) and Lt. Osborne (Ian Maclaren) are seen with Colt M1917 Revolvers before going over the top. For better view click here
Colt M1917 Revolver - .45 ACP
Osborne explains Raleigh what they're going to do.
Osborne holds the revolver before he going over the top.
A German soldier is briefly seen with a Luger P08 during the beginning of the Kaiserschlacht on March 21, 1918 near the end of the movie.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
British soldiers use Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War.
A Trench raider holds his SMLE.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Several Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles used by German soldiers.
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Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers fire their Gewehr 98s
from a trench.
A German reloads his Gewehr. The Lange Visier
rear sight is visible.
Lewis Guns used by British soldiers. The Lewis Guns have 97-round magazines.
British soldier of Stanehope's unit transporting the Lewis.
Another Lewis Gunner with the gun.
A Lewis Gun on the left before the German attack.
A British soldier is briefly seen manning a Vickers Mk1.
Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British
The soldier manning the Vickers.
Maxim MG 08
German soldiers fire a Maxim MG08 from a bunker at Osborne's squad. As the gun jammed, Raleigh recognized his chance and captured a German soldier (Werner Klingler).
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German tries to unjam the maxim.
British solders including Raleigh use Mills Bombs in the movie.
No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Stokes Trench Mortar
Two Stokes Trench Mortars are fired by British soldiers one day before the Trench Raiders going into No Man's Land.
Stokes Trench Mortar - 3 inch
The mortars being fired by the soldiers.