Field of Honor
Field of Honor is a 1987 French movie directed by Jean-Pierre Denis. Winter 1869: to secure the family business, Pierre Naboulet sells his conscription number for a few gold coins so that Arnaud Florent, the son of a stranger, escapes military service. In Rheims, he learns the profession of a soldier following the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in July 1870. Pierre finds himself at the front in Alsace, where he escapes the Prussian steamroller that destroys the French Army. While searching for French troops in Alsace, he meets a lost child, whom he befriends even though they do not speak the same language.
The following weapons were used in the film Field of Honor:
Gras Model 1874
Unknown percussion muskets, possibly of French origin, are used by Prussian soldiers which are hard to identify because they are often seen in the background or only briefly. Historically correct would be the Dreyse M1862 and M1865 rifles and the little-used Potsdam Model 1839/55 musket. A Prussian cavalry unit also uses this long musket instead of the Dreyse M/57 Carbine.
Some abandoned field Cannons are seen on the battlefield.