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Carve Her Name With Pride

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Carve Her Name With Pride
Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Release Date 1958
Language English
Studio Angel Productions
Distributor Lopert Pictures Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Violette Szabo Virginia McKenna
Tony Fraser Paul Scofield
Jacques Dufour Maurice Ronet
Lilian Rolfe Anne Leon
German officer George Mikell

The following weapons were used in the film Carve Her Name With Pride:

Colt "Pre-Woodsman"

During training with the Special Operations Executive, Violette Szabo (Virginia McKenna) test-fires a Colt "Pre-Woodsman" pistol.

Colt "Pre-Woodsman" - .22 LR
Violette aims her pistol.

Walther PPK

After a routine bridge-bombing exercise, SOE agent Lilian Rolfe (Anne Leon) pulls a Walther PPK on their training sergeant.

Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
Lilian "captures" her sergeant with her PPK.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

A French Resistance agent near Limoges uses a Mauser Gewehr 1898 to kill a German soldier, bringing attention to Jacques and Violette.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The agent shows his rifle to Jacques.
The agent runs away after shooting a German.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

The French Resistance captain Jacques Dufour (Maurice Ronet) carries a Smith & Wesson 4th Model, which he uses when he engages a German soldier in a gunfight near Limoges.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model Double Action .32
Jacques fires at the soldier.
Jacques reloads his revolver.

Sten Mk II

Like many SOE operatives (and her real-life counterpart), Violette (Virginia McKenna) carries a Sten Mk II (in this case fitted with a Mk V type front sight), reloading it during the gun battle and firing it until it runs out of ammunition.

Sten Mk II- 9mm Parabellum
Violette runs out of the car with a Sten.
Violette runs away from the gun battle with her Sten.
Violette fires her Sten at the advancing Germans.
Violette aims her Sten when she is cornered with a twisted ankle.
Violette realizes she is out of ammunition.

Luger P08

The German officers all carry the Luger P08 as a personal sidearm, as does the motorcycle soldier that gets into a gunfight with Jacques.

Luger P08 9mm
A German officer in the armored car holds his Luger.


The German armored cars that Jacques and Violette attack have MG42 machine guns mounted on them.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
An armored car rides down the road with a mounted MG42.
An officer points out to the MG42 gunner where Jacques and Violette are.
The MG42 gunner aims at Jacques and Violette.

Karabiner 98k

Almost all of the German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k bolt-action rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
Germans run towards Violette and Jacques with K98ks.
German soldiers run through the forest with Karabiners and MP40s.
A German aims his Karabiner 98k at Violette.
Two Germans arresting Violette keep their 98ks slung on their backs.


Some of the Germans chasing Jacques and Violette have MP40 submachine guns. The execution squad at Ravensbruck concentration camp uses MP40s.

MP40 - 9mm
A German soldier in Limoges fires his MP40 at the escaping Violette.
German soldiers run through the forest with Karabiners and MP40s.
One of the concentration camp firing squad prepares his MP40.

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