Miracle at St. Anna

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Miracle at St. Anna
MASAPoster.jpg
Official Poster
Country USA.jpg United States
Directed by Spike Lee
Release Date 2008
Language English, Italian, German
Studio 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Distributor Touchstone Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Corporal Hector Negron Laz Alonso
Staff Sergeant Audrey Stamps Derek Luke
Private First Class Samuel Train Omar Benson Miller
Sergeant Bishop Cummings Michael Ealy


Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 movie by well-known director Spike Lee. In 1944, four black US soldiers from the segregated 92nd Infantry Division are cut off from their company during a failed attack on a German position in the Italian Campaign. The soldiers take refuge in a small Tuscan village, bringing along with them a traumatized young boy who, unknown to them, is the sole survivor of the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre, where hundreds of Italian civilians were killed by Waffen-SS panzergrenadiers as retribution for partisan attacks.

The following guns were used in the movie Miracle at St. Anna:

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Contents


Sidearms

Colt Mk IV Series 70

Major General Edward Almond (Robert John Burke) carries a Colt Mk IV Series 70 pistol as his personal sidearm. This is an anachronistic stand-in for an authentic M1911A1.

Colt Mk IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
Major General Almond (Robert John Burke) draws his Colt Mk IV Series 70.
The Colt Mk IV on Almond's desk.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Herb Redneck (John Hawkes) pulls a Smith & Wesson Model 10 during an argument with the four men in his shop.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Herb Redneck (John Hawkes) draws his Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Herb with his S & W.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is used by the elderly Hector Negron to shoot a customer in a New York post office. It is seen throughout the film used by German soldiers and Italian partisans.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An elderly Hector Negron shoots a customer with his Luger P08.
The Luger P08 sitting in a bloody hat.
A Waffen-SS officer executes an Italian priest at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
The officer executing the wounded at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
A Wehrmacht officer hands his Luger P08 to Corporal Hector Negron (Laz Alonso).

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is used by Staff Sergeant Audrey Stamps (Derek Luke), Sergeant Bishop Cummings (Michael Ealy) and Corporal Hector Negron (Laz Alonso), fitted with 30-round stick magazines.

M1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Left to Right - Corporal Hector Negron (Laz Alonso), Staff Sergeant Audrey Stamps (Derek Luke) and Sergeant Bishop Cummings (Michael Ealy) with their M1928A1 Thompson submachine guns in a promotional image.
Corporal Hector Negron (Laz Alonso) aims his M1928A1 Thompson.
Sergeant Bishop Cummings (Michael Ealy) fires his Thompson during the river battle.
Staff Sergeant Audrey Stamps (Derek Luke) fires his Thompson from the hip. Note the shell-casing flying in front of his face.
Bishop reloading a new 30-round magazine. Note the bullets in the new mag.
Stamps, Bishop and Negron with their Tommy Guns.
Stamps aiming his Thompson.
Hector fires his M1928A1 Thompson.
Bishop opens up with his Thompson.
Stamps with his Thompson.

M1A1 Thompson

At least one 92nd Division soldier uses an M1A1 Thompson.

M1A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
A 92nd Division soldier fires his M1A1 Thompson.

Sten Mk II

Local Partisan leader Peppi "The Great Butterfly" Grotta (Pierfrancesco Favino) carries a Sten Mk II.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Peppi "The Great Butterfly" Grotta (Pierfrancesco Favino) teaches his fellow partisans a lesson about failing to be alert.
Peppi aims his Sten.
The Sten on the table.
Peppi fires his Sten Mk II in the air to quell unrest.

Beretta Model 38A

The Beretta Model 38A is used by Rodolfo (Sergio Albelli) and several other partisans.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
A Beretta Model 38A resting on a Partisan's legs.
Rodolfo (Sergio Albelli) runs with his Beretta.
Rodolfo with his Beretta Model 38A.
A Partisan with a slung Model 38A.
A Beretta lying in the foliage.
A Partisan firing his Beretta during a battle.

MP40

German soldiers and Italian partisans can be seen with the MP40.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier with an MP40.
The Partisan standing to the rear carries a captured MP40.
A Partisan with a captured MP40.
An SS soldier fires his MP40.
German soldiers open up with MP40's.
A German soldier fires his MP40.

Shotguns

Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun

One of the rednecks at Herbs Ice Cream Parlor can be seen with a Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun.

Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun - 12 Gauge
A Redneck with an Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun.

Unknown Sawed-Off Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun

An unknown sawed-off Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun is used by a Partisan in battle.

Sawed-Off Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge
A Partisan with a Sawed-Off Side by Side Shotgun.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun

One of the Redneck's at Herbs Ice Cream Parlor is armed with a Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun.

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
A Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun propped up against the bar.

Rifles

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the main weapon of the 92nd Infantry Division in the movie, although Private First Class Samuel Train (Omar Benson Miller) is the only of the four main characters to use it.

M1 Garand - 30.06
This your mamma. Right here. Corporal Hector Negron tries to calm down a very frightened Private Tucker (Michael K. Williams) by giving him and his M1 Garand a pep-talk. Yes, that Michael K. Williams, acting very unlike Omar and Chalky.
Private First Class Samuel Train (Omar Benson Miller) aims his M1.
92nd Division soldiers take up position.
A 92nd Division soldier aims his M1 Garand.
PFC Train, having a very unusual reaction to combat.
A 92nd Division soldier fires his M1.
PING! A 92nd soldier empties his M1. Note the ejected clip above the chamber.
A 92nd Division soldier loads a new en-bloc clip into his M1...
...and takes down a German soldier.
PFC Train with his M1.

M1 Carbine

The two Military Policemen in Herbs Ice Cream Parlor carry the M1 Carbine. Note that they are the anachronistic post-war models, fitted with a bayonet lug and 30-round magazines.

M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
MP Freddy Naughton (Douglas M. Griffin) with an M1 Carbine.
An MP with his Carbine. Note the anachronistic bayonet lug and 30-round magazine.

Karabiner 98k

The main weapon of the German soldiers in the film is the Karabiner 98k. Note that several of these rifles have straight bolt handles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers with Karabiner 98k rifles.
A German sniper fires his 98k.
A German soldier with a 98k and bayonet.
A German soldier with a 98k.
A German soldier fires his 98k.
A German soldier aims his 98k. Note the straight bolt handle.

Machine Guns

Browning Mk II

A Browning Mk II is used by the 92nd Division in the opening battle. The choice of weapon is unusual; the Mk II was made exclusively for use by the Royal Air Force, and was chambered in .303 British, not a readily available caliber for the US Army. The Browning M1919A4 would be more accurate.

Browning Mk II - .303 British
A 92nd Division soldier drags the dead gunner away from the Browning Mk II.
The soldier fires the Browning Mk II.

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB can be briefly glimpsed mounted on a US Army tank at an artillery firebase.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
A tank-mounted Browning M2HB can be seen in the background.

Vickers Mk1

The Vickers Mk1 is mounted on a US Army jeep, manned by Private First Class Samuel Train. Once again, the Browning M1919A4 would be more accurate.

Vickers Mk1 - .303 British
The Vickers Mk1 mounted on a US Army jeep.
Train (out of shot) cocks the Vickers Mk1.

MG42

The MG42 is used by German soldiers in combat and at the Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
German soldiers lie in wait with an MG42.
German soldiers aim their MG42.
A German machine gun crew open up with the MG42.
German soldiers firing an MG42.
Waffen-SS soldiers mow down civilians at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
An MG42 in action.

Launchers

M2 Mortar

The M2 Mortar is used by 92nd Division troops during the river battle.

M2 Mortar - 60mm
An M2 Mortar in action.
Close-up.

Granatwerfer 34

The Granatwerfer 34 is used by German troops during the river battle.

Granatwerfer 34 - 81.4mm
A Granatwerfer 34 firing.
German mortar crews in action.

Grenades

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

The Mk 2 Hand Grenade is used by 92nd Division soldiers.

Mk 2 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
Three Mk 2 Hand Grenades can be seen on Private First Class Samuel Train's (Omar Benson Miller) webbing.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is used by a German soldier to clear a house whilst searching for Partisans.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
The German to the right readies a Model 24 Stielhandgranate.



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