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DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Language English
Channel BBC One
Genre War Drama
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Stephen Wraysford Eddie Redmayne
Isabelle Clémence Poésy
Captain Gray Matthew Goode
Jack Firebrace Joseph Mawle
Private Brennan Rory Keenan
Private Tipper Thomas Turgoose
Captain Weir Richard Madden

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, a young Englishman, has seen many horrors as a soldier in the trench warfare of the First World War. His only consolation is the memories of Isabelle, with whom he had a brief passionate affair before the war. But the relationship was ill-starred, as Isabelle was married, and eventually ended. In his daily struggle for life and death, Stephen is assisted by Captain Michael Weir and tunnel specialist Jack Firebrace.

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 Mark VI - .455 Webley
Sergeant Major Price (Nicholas Moss) with a holstered Webley Mk VI.
The Webley on the soldier's belt.
Lt. Wraysford holds his revolver on one of his men.
Captain Gray (Matthew Goode) with Webley Mk VI.
Lt. Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) holds the revolver in a German trench.

Mauser C96

During the encounter with German soldiers, a Mauser C96 is briefly seen.

Mauser C96 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Note the position of the magazine.

Luger P08

Lt. Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) is wounded by a German soldier with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The German fires at him.


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 Mark III - .303 British
Various SMLE are seen before the Battle of the Somme.
Firing the rifle during Basic Training. Note the magazine cutoff
Jack Firebrace (Joseph Mawle) holds the SMLE. The magazine cutoff is also seen.
Private Brennan (Rory Keenan) during the Battle of the Somme.
Full view of the SMLE.

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.
Stephen Wraysford encounters a German soldier with a Gewehr 98. The Lange Visier rear sight is visible.
The German in center carries the rifle.

Hand Grenades

Mills Bomb

Lt. Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) throws a Mills Bomb into a German trench.

No. 36M Mk. I "Mills Bomb"
Lt. Wraysford with the primed grenade.

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