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Diplomacy is a 2014 Franco-German movie directed by Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum). On August 25, 1944, the battle for France seemed over. The French Second Armored Division is at the gates of Paris and it can only be a matter of time before the Allies free the French capital from the clutches of the Nazis. But the German city commander Dietrich von Choltitz is not thinking of letting the artistic and architectural treasures of Paris fall into the hands of the Allies. He is determined to carry out Hitler's orders and blow up half the city with all its wonders. The only chance for Paris is the Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling, who tries with all diplomatic and rhetorical means to save the city from destruction. He visits von Cholitz for an all-important conversation.
The 1966 French movie Is Paris Burning? tells a similar representation, starring Gert Fröbe as Gen. Dietrich von Choltitz.
The following weapons were used in the film Diplomacy:
A Walther PP pistol is the personal firearm of General der Infanterie (Lieutenant General) von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup).
Leutnant (Lt.) Bressensdorf (Robert Stadlober) makes his way through the Paris Metro with a Walther PPK.
MAS Mle. 1892
At the end of the movie, a Free French Army Lieutenant (the character is not credited as Henri Karcher) is seen taking General von Choltitz prisoner with an Mle 1892 Revolver.
German soldiers are also armed with MP40s. In the end, some Free French Army soldiers and Resistance fighters are seen with these submachine guns.
What appears to be an M1A1 Thompson is briefly seen carried by one US soldier.
The Karabiner 98k is widely used by German soldiers, but also by some American soldiers and French Resistance fighters.
Some unknown Mauser Short Rifles are also used by German soldiers. A Free French Army soldier escorting von Choltitz carries this rifle at the end of the movie.
Some US troops carry M1 Garands at the end of the film.
The M1 Carbine with late WWII bayonet lug is also used by two U.S. soldiers.
MG42s are seen in defense positions in Paris like on the rooftop of von Choltitz's HQ.
An American M3 half-track transport vehicle and M4 Sherman tanks are equipped with Browning M2HB machine guns.