Journey's End (1930)

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Journey's End
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Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom

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Directed by James Whale
Release Date April 14, 1930
Language English
Distributor Tiffany Pictures (US)

Woolf & Freedman Film Service (UK)

Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Denis Stanhope Colin Clive
Lt. Osborne Ian Maclaren
2nd Lt. Raleigh David Manners
2nd Lt. Hibbert Anthony Bushell
Capt. Hardy Robert Adair
German POW Werner Klingler

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).

M1917 Revolver

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.

Luger P08

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.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The soldier on the left.


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.
George's rifle next to Lt. Raleigh (David Manners).
Closer view on the SMLE.
A Trench raider holds his SMLE.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Several Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles used by German soldiers. For better view click here

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.

Machine Guns

Lewis Gun

Lewis Guns used by British soldiers. The Lewis Guns have 97-round magazines.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
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.

Vickers Mk1

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
The Maxim being fired.
A German tries to unjam the maxim.

Hand Grenades

Mills Bomb

British solders including Raleigh use Mills Bombs in the movie.

No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Promotional picture.


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.

See Also

Movies Journey's End (1930)   •  The Other Side (1931)  •  Aces High (1976)  •  Journey's End (2018)
Television Journey's End (1988)

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