El Alamein - The Line of Fire
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (Italian Title: El Alamein - La linea del fuoco) is a 2002 Italian World War II film directed by Enzo Monteleone. The story take place during The Second Battle of El Alamein (Autumn 1942). A young volunteer Serra arrives to the Pavia Division which was located on the southern line of front in Egypt. Unbearable heat, periodic artillery shelling, bad water, hunger and dysentery exhausts Italian soldiers. Soon becomes aware that the British troops prepare an offensive.
The following weapons are featured in the film El Alamein - The Line of Fire:
Uniformological note: NCOs use the leather holster in the same grey/green (grigioverde) colour as the rest of the combat gear, while officers use natural brown leather holsters and belts
Beretta Model 38
Some Italian officers and soldiers use hybrid Beretta Model 38 submachine guns during the battle; they have the stock and barrel of the Model 38A, but the receiver of the later Model 38/44. These guns were assembled at the Beretta factory after World War II using leftover components from various different models.
Some German soldiers can be seen armed with the MP40 submachine guns
During the night battle some British soldiers can be seen with the M1928A1 Thompson SMGs
Sten Mk II
British soldiers also use Sten Mk II submachine guns
Carcano Rifle Series
Different Carcano rifles are mainstay weapon of Italian soldiers
Carcano M91 Rifle
At first Serra can be seen armed with the Carcano M91 Long Rifle. Later he can be seen armed with the Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle.
Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle is most common model of Carcano rifles used in this movie
Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield
SMLE rifles are mainstay weapon of British soldiers. Some rifles have attached bayonets.
German soldiers can be seen armed with this weapon. Some Italians also use Karabiner 98k rifles
Breda Modello 30
Granatwerfer 34 Mortar
AMX Mk F3
British Army used M48 medium tanks during the night battle. It's also an anachronism
M2 Half Truck
British Army used M113 armored personnel carriers in this movie. It's an anachronism