|Verdun: Descent Into Hell |
Verdun - aux portes de l' enfer
Die Hölle von Verdun
German DVD poster
||August 30, 2006
||Johannes Oliver Hamm
|General Henri Philippe Pétain
|Dr. Moses Strauss
Verdun: Descent Into Hell is a 2006 French-German produced Documentary about the Battle of Verdun in 1916 and was broadcast for the 90th anniversary of the battle. The docudrama focuses on the everyday life of simple soldiers and officers during the battle. Many archival footages are taken from the 1930 The Somme and 1931 Douaumont movies.
The following weapons were used in the film Verdun: Descent into Hell:
German lieutenant Werner Müller (uncredited) uses a Mauser C96 pistol.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Lieutenant Müller before going over the top holds his Mauser.
Mle 1892 Revolver
Charles Delvert (Johannes Oliver Hamm) uses a Mle 1892 Revolver.
Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver
He holds revolver while shouting to his men.
He looks at his dead comrade.
German officer Karl von Andrian (uncredited) is seen with a Luger P08 in No Man's Land.
He advances to a French MG position.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is used by German soldiers. Some French soldiers also seen with this rifle.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers inside Fort Vaux hold their Mausers.
French soldier with a G98 over his back.
German soldiers fix their bayonets. Note the anachronistic Buntfarbenanstrich
coumoflage on the fifth helmet that was introduced in early 1918.
German soldiers salute the defenders of Fort de Vaux
with their rifles.
M48 Yugoslavian Mauser
Some German soldiers use anachronistic M48 Yugoslavian Mausers standing for Mauser 98AZ Carbines.
Yugoslavian M48 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A view of the bolt handle.
Some anachronistic Karabiner 98ks are also used by German soldiers. A German sniper is also seen with a scoped rifle.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers fire their Karabiners inside Fort Vaux.
Karabiner 98k Sniper with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The sniper aims his rifle.
Close up on the trigger...
Lebel 1886 M93
The Lebel 1886 is the standard rifle for the French. Anatole Castex (Peter Stock) is seen with this rifle.
Lebel Model 1886 Rifle - 8x50Rmm
A soldier of Charles Delvert's squad runs with his Lebel.
Another French soldier with the Lebel.
Fusil Modèle 1916 Carabine
The Fusil Modèle 1916 Carabine is also used by French soldiers including Charles Delvert .
Berthier Model 1916 Carabine - 8x50mm R
A French soldier aims his rifle.
Charles Delvert fires his Berthier taken from his comrade.
Maxim MG 08
Maxim MG08s are used by French and German soldiers.
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers transport the Maxim.
French soldier fires the Maxim.
The anachronistic Degtyaryov DS-39 machine gun is used by French soldiers standing for Hotchkiss M1914. Note the sound effects of the DS-39 are taken from Call of Duty 2 for the Bren Mk2.
Degtyaryov DS-39 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A French soldier fires the DS-39.
The soldier reloads his machine next to Commandant Sylvain Eugène Raynal (uncredited).
The abandoned DS on the battlefield.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate
Accurate Model 16 Stielhandgranates are used by German soldiers including Lt. Müller.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher".
A Model 16 next to Lt. Müller.
Full view of a stick grenade hanging on a belt.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
A French soldier fires an anachronistic Soviet OSP-30 Flare Pistol.
Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol 26.5mm
The soldier insters a casing.
Canon de 75 mm modèle 1897
A French Canon de 75 mm modèle 1897 is seen used by German soldiers standing for a 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A.
A German soldier uses an anachronistic Flammenwerfer 41, standing for the more accurate Kleif. M16, in the corridors of Fort Vaux.
Flammenwerfer mit Strahlpatrone 41.
The soldier fires the flamethrower.