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The Lighthorsemen is a 1987 Australian World War I film directed by Simon Wincer. The film tells about the men of the Australian Light Horse who were involved in the 1917 Battle of Beersheeba.
Several pieces of footage from the film were re-used for the episode "Palestine 1917" of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (re-released on video and DVD under the title "Daredevils of the Desert"), which Wincer also directed.
The following weapons are featured in the film The Lighthorsemen:
Webley Mk VI Revolver
Webley Mk VI Revolver - .455 Webley
Australian Sergeant fires his Webley Mk VI at Turkish troops
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII Rifle
Lee-Enfield No.1 MkIII Rifles are the mainstay weapon of the Australian and British troops
No.1 MkIII Enfield Rifle - .303 British
Frank (Gary Sweet
) preparing to mercy kill his wounded horse
Closeup of SMLE. The bolt open
Australian light horsemen fire their SMLE rifles with bayonets
Turkish 1903 Mauser Rifle
Mauser 1903 Rifles are the mainstay weapon of the Turkish troops.
Turkish 1903 Mauser Rifle - 7.92 x 57mm
Bedouin fires his Mauser rifle at Frank
Turkish soldiers fire their Mauser rifles at Australian troops
Closeup of Turkish 1903 Mauser rifle rear sights
Lewis Machine Gun
Vickers Mark 1 Machine Gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
Maxim MG08 Machine Gun - 7.92 x 57mm
Turkish soldiers use the Maxim MG08
machine gun during the attack of Australian light horse troops
Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German reconnaissance aircraft fires MG-08/15 fixed machine gun
Parabellum MG17 aircraft machine Gun - 7.92 x 57mm
German reconnaissance aircraft armed with the Parabellum MG17 in observer's cockpit
Model 17 Stielhandgranate
Model 17 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
7.7 cm FK 96 n.A.
Turkish troops use German 7,7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. field guns. Australian troops use these guns also.
7,7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A.
Turkish gunners firing the 7.7 cm FK 96 field guns
Close up of the 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. breech
German reconnaissance aircraft carries small aerial bombs.
Mark IV tank
British troops use tanks during the Second Battle of Gaza
Australian troops used explosives to destroy the Turkish railway