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Birdsong is a two-part 2012 UK miniseries, based on the 1993 war novel of the same name written by Sebastian Faulks. The miniseries follows Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) as he falls in love with Isabelle (Clémence Poésy), a married woman, but they find their love broken as Stephen must go off to serve in World War I.
The following weapons were used in the miniseries Birdsong:
Webley Mk VI
The Webley Mk VI is carried by many characters in the TV serial. It's the personal sidearm of Lieutenant Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne).
Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
The Webley on the soldier's belt.
Lt. Wraysford holds his revolver on one of his men.
Lt. Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne
) holds the revolver in a German trench.
During the encounter with German soldiers, a Mauser C96 is briefly seen.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Note the position of the magazine.
Lt. Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) is wounded by a German soldier with a Luger P08.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III
The Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III is the most commonly used weapon by British soldiers in the TV serial.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III - .303 British. Introduced in 1907, this was the official battle rifle of British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War.
Various SMLE are seen before the Battle of the Somme.
Firing the rifle during Basic Training. Note the magazine cutoff
Private Brennan (Rory Keenan
) during the Battle of the Somme.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Some German soldiers carry Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles. Most of them can be seen in the background and blurred.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier runs with his Gewehr.
A German soldier with Gewehr 1898
. The "Lange Visier
" is visible.
The German in the middle carries the rifle.
Lt. Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) throws a Mills Bomb into a German trench.
No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Lt. Wraysford with the grenade.