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Kokoda (2006)

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Movie Poster
Country AUS.jpg Australia
Directed by Alister Grierson
Release Date April 25, 2006
Language English
Studio Film Finance Corporation Australia
GFN Productions
Pacific Film and Television Commission
Distributor Palace Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jack Scholt Jack Finsterer
Darko Travis McMahon
Max Scholt Simon Stone
Burke Luke Ford
Johnno Tom Budge
Sam Steve Le Marquand
Dan Angus Sampson

Kokoda is a 2006 Australian war movie directed by Alister Grierson. New Guinea, 1942, Australia is at war with Japan. A small Australian group of the 39th Battalion is in the vicinity of Kokoda as an advance guard. After fierce fighting, they are completely on their own, with no communications, no outside, and no supplies. Isolated far behind enemy lines, they must make their way back. Through the dangerous jungle, without food, weakened by malaria and nasty wounds, always ready to face the enemy.

A documentary mini-series with the same name was released in 2010.

The following weapons were used in the film Kokoda:


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

Most of the Australian soldiers carry the Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifle, including Jack Scholt (Jack Finsterer), his brother Max Scholt (Simon Stone), Darko (Travis McMahon), Johnno (Tom Budge), Sam (Steve Le Marquand), Dan (Angus Sampson), Wilstead (Ewen Leslie) and the Lieutenant (Ben Barrack). Several other Australian soldiers also carry SMLE rifles at their base and during the final battle.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* - .303 Enfield
Dan (Angus Sampson) loads a five-round stripper clip into his SMLE.
The Lieutenant (Ben Barrack) inspects an SMLE in a clearly reversed shot.
Wilstead (Ewen Leslie) and the Lieutenant (Ben Barrack) with their SMLE's.
Jack Scholt (Jack Finsterer) and brother Max (Simon Stone) in their foxholes with the SMLE's.
Sam (Steve Le Marquand) grabs an SMLE from a cowering Wilstead (Ewen Leslie).
Jack Scholt (Jack Finsterer) and Darko (Travis McMahon) are startled by Max Scholt (Simon Stone) whilst drinking water from a creek.
Jack Scholt (Jack Finsterer) fires his SMLE rifle at a Japanese soldier during an ambush.
Johnno (Tom Budge) aims his SMLE rifle at a wounded Japanese soldier.
A line-up of weapons including the SMLEs, a Thompson and a Bren during the final battle.

Arisaka Type 38

Japanese soldiers use the Arisaka Type 38 long rifle throughout the film.

Arisaka Type 38 - 6.5x50mmSR
A Japanese soldier holds an Arisaka Type 38 with fixed bayonet at Wilstead (Ewen Leslie).
The Japanese soldier with his Arisaka after stabbing Wilstead (Ewen Leslie) in the eye with the rifleā€™s bayonet.
A Japanese soldier wearing an Australian uniform aims his Arisaka Type 38 during an ambush.
A Japanese soldier with an Arisaka Type 38 during the final battle.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

Burke (Luke Ford) carries the M1928A1 Thompson as his main weapon with 20 round magazines, to which he has difficulty maintaining, resulting in frequent jammings.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30 round magazine - .45 ACP.
A close-up of a Thompson Submachine Gun Barrel.
Burke (Luke Ford) is disgusted to find that his Thompson has jammed.
Burke (Luke Ford) cleans his Thompson whilst Sam (Steve Le Marquand) times him.
Burke fires his Thompson.
Burke holds his Thompson, with the 20 round magazine visible and exercising good trigger discipline.
Burke fires at Japanese soldiers with his Thompson in the night attack.

Machine Guns

Bren Gun

Darko (Travis McMahon) and Blue (Christopher Baker) are the Bren Gunners for the Platoon. Australian soldiers can be seen with the Bren gun at their base, and later firing their machine guns during the final battle.

Bren Mk. 2 - .303 Enfield
Wilstead (Ewen Leslie) inspects Blue's (Christopher Baker) Bren
Blue (Christopher Baker) and Darko (Travis McMahon) carry their Brens.
Darko (Travis McMahon) fires his Bren from the hip.
Blue (Christopher Baker) chambers a new magazine on the Bren.
Darko (Travis McMahon) finishes off a wounded Japanese soldier with his Bren.
Darko (Travis McMahon) lugs his Bren over his shoulder.
Australian soldiers with a Bren mounted on a tree trunk.

Nambu Type 99

The Japanese use the Type 99 Light Machine Gun in the film. Two use them to kill Johnno (Tom Budge).

Type 99 Light Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
A Japanese soldier carries a Type 99.
A Japanese soldier kills Johnno (Tom Budge) with his Type 99.

Nambu Type 92

A Japanese machine gun crew shoot Max Scholt (Simon Stone) in the stomach during an ambush with a Type 92 heavy machine gun.

Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm SR
A Type 92 fires from an ambush position.
The dead Japanese Machine gun crew lie by their weapon.

Hand Grenades

Mills Bomb

Burke (Luke Ford) and Jack Scholt (Jack Finsterer) can be seen using the Mills Bomb in the film.

Mills Bomb
Burke (Luke Ford) fumbles with a Mills Bomb.
Burke (Luke Ford) pulls the pin from the Mills Bomb. You can see the pin in his left hand.
Burke (Luke Ford) throws the grenade.
Jack Scholt (Jack Finsterer) prepares to throw a grenade.

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