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Battle Circus is a 1953 Korean War film directed by Richard Brooks and follows the exploits of the personnel who serve in a MASH unit during the height of the war. Lt. Ruth McGara (June Allyson) is newly assigned to the MASH unit as a nurse, and soon she becomes the target of the romantic advances of Maj. Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Their romance is however soon interrupted, when the hospital staff are forced to retreat from the advancing North Koreans.
The following weapons were used in the film Battle Circus:
Both Webbe and Capt. "Rusty" Rustford (William Campbell) carry a Colt M1911 in a shoulder holster throughout most of the movie.
Most of the soldiers in the movie, including Major Webbe (Humphrey Bogart), Sgt. Statt (Keenan Wynn) and Col. Walters (Robert Keith), carry M1 Carbines.
The second most common rifle the American soldiers use in the movie is the M1 Garand.
In one scene a North Korean soldier is seen firing at Rustford with a Springfield M1903 rifle.
Browning Automatic Rifle
In one scene, when a fortified American position is attacked, one of the soldiers in the background can be seen with a BAR.
In the same scene, the Americans also use a couple of Browning M1919 machine guns to hold back the North Koreans.
Mk 2 hand grenade
A North Korean prisoner (Philip Ahn), who is taken to the hospital, smuggles in a Mk 2 hand grenade, which was earlier given to him by another Korean prisoner (Ralph Ahn, Philip's brother), and threathens to blow up the whole place, but Ruth manages to calm him down and takes the grenade away from him.