Shock Troop (Stoßtrupp 1917) is a 1934 German war movie and was based on the novel Der Glaube an Deutschland by Hans Zöberlein. This movie shows the everyday life of a small Stoßtrupp squad during trench warfare in World War One and of their deprivation and the bloody, costly fights against the French and English. Despite all the hardships and grief for their fallen comrades, the protagonists never lose their courage.
The following weapons were used in the film Shock Troop:
During a briefing a unknown pistol is lying on the card table. According to the size it could be a Mauser Pocket Pistol.
Mauser 98AZ Carbine
Most soldiers of the squad use Mauser 98AZ Carbines. It was the primary rifle for the German Shock Troops in World War One. Some English soldiers can also seen with this rifle.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Regular German infantry is fighting with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles. Some British soldiers use also this rifle with Post WW1 Reichswehr tangent-leaf rear sights.
The majority of French soldiers use Lebel 1886 rifles during the trench raid.
Berthier Fusil Mle 1902
A French soldier is brielfy seen with a Fusil Modèle 1902 Rifle.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
In the second half of the movie the squad fighting in Flanders and Cambrai against British forces. The majority of these British forces are armed with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles but some British soldiers are also armed with Mauser 98AZ Carbines.
Maxim MG 08
A Maxim MG08 is briefly seen in a German trench.
Maxim MG 08/15
A Shock Troop member uses a light Maxim MG08/15.
St. Étienne Mle 1907
French soldiers trying to put up a St. Étienne Mle 1907.
The Vickers MK1 Machine Gun is used by British forces.
An English soldier is very briefly seen with a Lewis Gun.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
F1 hand grenade
French soldiers use correct F1 hand grenades
British soldiers and the German Shock Troop use Mills Bombs. The Shock Troop build a provisional Geballte Ladung to take out a British Mark IV Tank.
Hebel Flare Pistol Model 1894
What appears to be a Hebel Flare Gun is used by German soldiers.
10.5 cm leFH 16
The Shock Troop is supported by various Krupp 10.5 cm leFH 16 Howitzers.
7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n.A.
An abandoned 77mm Feldkanone 96 n.A Field Gun is seen as British troops advance to German lines
Mark IV Tank
In the famous Battle of Cambrai British troops are supported by various Mark IV "Male" and Mark IV "Female" Tanks.