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Jackboots on Whitehall

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Jackboots on Whitehall
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by The McHenry Brothers
Release Date 2010

Jackboots on Whitehall is a 2010 animated action comedy film set in an alternate 1940 during the Second World War, when the failed evacutation of British forces from Dunkirk and heavy losses from the Battle of Britain force the demoralized Prime Minister Winston Churchill to retire. But as Nazi ground forces manage to drill through the English Channel and invade London, it is up to a small band of unlikely heroes led by a farmer named Chris (voiced by Ewan McGregor) to rescue him and form a resistance to thwart the invasion.

Like in Team America: World Police, the characters are played by marionettes and the weapons they use are plastic miniature props.

The following weapons were used in the animated film Jackboots on Whitehall:


Colt M1911A1

Billy Fiske (voiced by Dominic West) carries an M1911-like pistol as his sidearm during the London battle.

Colt M1911 (pre-war 1913 model) - .45 ACP
Fiske holds his Colt pistol alongside his Winchester shotgun.

Enfield No.2

Major Rupee carries an Enfield No.2 as his sidearm during the London battle.

Enfield No. 2 Mk. I Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
Major Rupee fires an Enfield No.2 while covering Churchill's escape.

Luger P08

Adolf Hitler carries a pearl-encrusted Luger pistol when visiting Buckingham Palace.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a blank adapted movie gun.
Hitler holds his blinged-out Luger while wearing Queen Elizabeth's dress. Talk about "drag queen"...


Bernard Montgomery uses two Webley-like revolvers during the escape from London.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley.
Montgomery dual-wielding the revolvers.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

Major Rupee uses an M1A1 Thompson submachine gun as his main weapon during the London battle. The variant is anachronistic since it was introduced in 1942; it would be more likely to see the M1928A1 variant as it was in British arsenals at the time.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Major Rupee fires an M1A1 Thompson during the defense of Downing Street.

M1928 Thompson

Winston Churchill uses an M1928 Thompson submachine gun as his main weapon during the London battle. This is a reference to a real-life photo of him carrying one.

M1928 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The real-life photo of Churchill carrying a Thompson.
"Shall we, gentlemen?" Winston Churchill prepares to kick some ass.
"Eat hot lead, Fritz!" Churchill fires his Thompson at the Germans.


Like in most WWII films, the MP40 submachine gun is the main weapon used by the Germans. A few are also captured and used by the resistance. Despite its ubiquity, it would be a relatively new weapon considering the year is 1940.

MP40 - 9x19mm
German soldiers fire their MP40s during the invasion of London.
More German soldiers fire their MP40s during the assault on Downing Street.
A close-up of a German soldier firing his MP40.
A female SS soldier fires her MP40 at the defenders at Hadrian's Wall.
"All right, you fuckers! Arm yourselves!" The foul-mouthed vicar (voiced by Richard E. Grant) snatches an MP40.
French resistance fighter Gaston (voiced by Hugh Fraser) fires his MP40 at the Germans.
The vicar also fires his MP40 at the Germans.

Sten Mk II

The F.A.N.Y (an actual organization, standing for First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) nurses can be briefly seen firing Sten Mk II submachine guns during the village attack. The guns are anachronistic as the Sten was first developed in 1941, and the Mk II was developed in 1942.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A row of Stens on a table. They have the simplified barrel of the MkII, but the skeletal strut stock of the Mk I.
The F.A.N.Y nurses fire their Stens at the zeppelin.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A few Home Guard volunteers are briefly seen firing old double-barreled shotguns during the village attack.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge
The Home Guard fire their shotguns at the zeppelin.

Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun"

Billy Fiske uses a Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" shotgun as his main weapon during the London battle.

Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" - 12 gauge
Fiske rides towards London with shotgun in hand.
Fiske fires his shotgun during the defense of Downing Street.
Fiske holds his shotgun after breaching the door.


Brown Bess Flintlock Musket

The British defenders at Hadrian's Wall rearm themselves with old Brown Bess Flintlock Musket.

Modern reproduction "Long Land Pattern" Brown Bess Infantry musket made from 1722-1768 - .75 caliber.
A case of old flintlock muskets.
The muskets' bayonets are used on Hitler-like dummies for target practice.
The defenders fire their muskets.
Winston Churchill and the surviving defenders make their last stand.

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k appears as the main battle rifle of the Germans, but not in quantity until the assault on Hadrian's Wall.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Gaston kicks open a captured crate of Karabiner 98k rifles.
German soldiers hold their rifles fitted with bayonets and shields like Roman legionnaires.
A close-up of their formation.
A soldier fires his rifle.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III

The Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III appears as the main battle rifle of the British forces.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
Lee-Enfield rifles on a table.
The Punjabi guards fire their rifles during the defense of Downing Street, but are outgunned by the Germans' machine guns.

Machine Guns

Bren light machine gun

The Bren light machine gun is used by the Home Guard and Churchill's Punjabi elite guards.

Bren Mk1 (M) - .303 British.
Matron Rutty fires her Bren gun at the zeppelin.
Sergeant Erummel fires his Bren gun during the defense of Downing Street.

Lewis light machine gun

The Lewis Gun is also used by the British forces.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
A Lewis gun is laid on top of a jam table.
Fiske fires a Lewis gun at the Germans during the defense of Hadrian's Wall.

MG 42

The MG42 is the main machine gun used by the German forces. It is anachronistic for the setting as it was developed in 1942 - the MG34 was still their main general-purpose machine gun until then.

MG 42 - 7.92x57 Mauser
Gaston opens a captured crate of MG42s.
A gunner fires two MG42's mounted on a zeppelin during the village assault.
A German soldier shoots up a flower stall with his MG42 during the invasion of London.
Another German soldier fires his MG42 during the assault on Downing Street.

Vickers Gun

The Vickers machine gun is the main mounted machine gun of the British forces.

Vickers gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
A straw bale is cleared to reveal a Vickers gun.
Tom fires the Vickers gun at the zeppelin.



A Panzerfaust is used to breach the gates on Hadrian's Wall. The weapon is anachronistic as it was developed in 1943.

Panzerfaust 30 - 44mm with 140mm warhead
A female SS soldier incorrectly fires a Panzerfaust above the shoulder - the correct pose is to fire it under the shoulder.


A PIAT is used during the London battle. The weapon is anachronistic as it was developed in 1943.

Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT) with loaded bomb - 3.25 in
A Punjabi guard prepares to fire the PIAT at a Panzer tank.


Webley & Scott No. 2 Mk. V

A Webley & Scott No. 2 Mk. V is fired to start the German assault on Hadrian's Wall.

Webley & Scott No. 2 Mk. V - 25mm
A female SS soldier fires the Webley & Scott No. 2 Mk. V.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

A crate of Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades can be seen, but they are otherwise unused throughout the film.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Gaston opens a crate of M24 stick grenades.


The Punjabi guards load the barricades on Downing Street with bundles of dynamite in order to blow up the German attackers.

Bundles of dynamtie are loaded into the barricade.

Bunker Arsenal

Winston Churchill reveals a hidden cache of weapons in the Downing Street bunker.

"A-ha! A little cubbyhole!" There are the two Webley revolvers, a Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III rifle, the M1928 Thompson submachine gun, and a row of Sten Mk II submachine guns.

Mounted Weapons

Anti-Aircraft Gun

"Let's go get some Germans!" Albert rolls out of a beer tent in an anti-aircraft gun.
Albert fires the anti-aircraft gun at the zeppelin, proving much more effective than the small arms.

Infantry Gun

A row of infantry guns fire a volley in order to destroy Hadrian's Wall.


An MG34 machine gun can be seen mounted on an Sd.Kfz.250 half-track APC.

MG 34 - 7.92x57 Mauser
The MG34 mounted on the APC.

8.8cm KwK 36

The Tiger I tank is armed with a powerful 8.8cm KwK 36 cannon.

A Tiger prepares to destroy a stone lion on Nelson's Column.
The Tiger fires its cannon at a phone booth during the London invasion.
The Tiger aims its cannon down Downing Street, preparing to fire.

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun

The Sopwith Camel biplane that Billy Fiske managed to find and fly to Hadrian's Wall is fitted with two Vickers machine guns.

Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun - .303 British
A trainee pilot erroneously fires the machine guns instead of starting the engine.


Panzer tanks

Several tanks are used by the German forces throughout the London invasion.

A Panzer VI "Tiger I" tank crawls up into London. The Tiger I is anachronistic as it first entered service in 1942, in response to the heavy Soviet tanks on the Eastern Front.
A Panzer III tank crawls up, fitted with a drill.
The Tiger crushes a flower stand.
The Tiger proceeds towards Downing Street.
A Elefant tank destroyer proceeds towards Downing Street. The Elefant is also anachronistic as it was developed in 1942 and produced in 1943.
A row of Panzer III tanks roll down the street following the successful invasion of London.

Infantry truck

A truck carrying German soldiers proceeds towards Downing Street.

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