Men in War

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Men in War (1957)

Men in War (1957) was a taut, psychological drama, set in the Korean War, directed by Anthony Mann (Raw Deal, The Furies, Winchester '73) and starred Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine (as Philip Pine), Nehemiah Persoff, Vic Morrow, and James Edwards. A decimated platoon must survive behind enemy lines.


The following weapons were used in the film Men in War:

Contents


Pistols

M1911A1

Throughout the film, U.S. infantrymen carry the M1911A1 pistol.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1.
Lt. Benson (Robert Ryan), on the right, carries the Colt. Sgt. Montana (Aldo Ray) follows.

CZ 45

The North Korean sniper hid a CZ 45 pistol.

CZ 45 - .25 (6.35mm).
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Rifles/Carbines

M1 Carbine

Throughout the film, U.S. infantrymen carry the M1 Carbine.

Korean War Era M1 Carbine, with Birch Stock, Adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine.
Sfc. Nate Lewis (Nehemiah Persoff) fires his M1 Carbine.
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Lewis discovers a land mine.

M1 Garand

Throughout the film, U.S. infantrymen carry the M1 Garand automatic rifle.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06.
Cpl. James Zwickley (Vic Morrow) with the M1 Garand.
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Sgt Killian (James Edwards with M1
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Mauser Gewehr 1898

A North Korean sniper is seen with a scoped Mauser Gewehr 1898.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 with Visar 2 3/4x scope - 7.92x57 mm Mauser
Note the distinctive Lange-Visier rear sight.
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Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

Throughout the film, U.S. infantrymen carry the M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Sgt. Montana (Aldo Ray) carries the Thompson.
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PPSh-41

North Korean soldiers are armed with Soviet PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
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Machine Guns

Browning Automatic Rifle

U.S. infantrymen carry the Browning Automatic Rifle.

Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06.
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Browning M1919A4

U.S infantrymen carry the Browning M1919A4 light machine gun.

Browning M1919A4 on an M2 tripod - .30-06 Springfield.
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Nambu Type 96

Sgt. Montana captures a North Korean-manned Type 96 light machine gun.

Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
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Vickers MK1 Machine Gun

North Koreans fire a Vickers MK 1 Machine Gun.

Vickers MK gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British.
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Other

Mk 2 hand grenade

Throughout the film, U.S. infantrymen carry the Mk 2 hand grenade.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
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Clp. Zwickley with the Mk 2 grenade.
Lt. Benson (Robert Ryan) relaxes with the Mk 2.
Benson pulls the pin.
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M1A1 Flamethrower

U.S. infantrymen carry the M1 Flamethrower.

M1A1 Flamethrower.
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Sgt. Montana carries the flamethrower.
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M9A1 “Bazooka”

U.S. infantrymen carry the M1 Rocket Launcher "Bazooka".

M9A1 "Bazooka" - 2.36 inch.
Cpl. Zwickley prepares the “Bazooka.”
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Landmine

U.S. infantrymen discover what appears to be a Japanese WWII T-93 Anti-Tank Land Mine.

Type 93 mine
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