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MacArthur (1977)

MacArthur is a 1977 biographical film that focuses on the exploits of US General Douglas MacArthur, who became a celebrity - and controversial - figure during both World War II and the Korean War. Interposed with a speech the General is giving at the United States Military Academy, West Point, are flashbacks to his time in the Philippines, Australia, New Guinea and Korea, following events such as the fall and eventual retaking of the Philippines ("I Shall Return"), the Japanese Declaration of Surrender and the landings at Inchon followed by his dismissal by President Harry S. Truman. The film was directed by Joseph Sargent and stars Gregory Peck in the title role.

The following weapons were used in the film MacArthur:



Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

A brief combat scene in New Guinea shows Australian soldiers being mowed down by a Japanese machine gun carrying Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifles.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
Australian soldiers armed with Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifles are caught on the wrong end of an ambush in New Guinea.

M1903 Springfield

US Army soldiers carry M1903 Springfield rifles in the Philippines before MacArthur's evacuation.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
A "walking wounded" carries an M1903 Springfield.
An M1903 is seen slung around the back of a training GI in the middle. The rifle appears to be bending at the center, indicating a lightweight replica.

M1 Garand

US GIs operate the iconic M1 Garand in training in Australia and combat in New Guinea, the Philippines and Korea.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
What appear to be US Marines conducting bayonet drills in Australia with M1 Garand rifles. The green camouflage helmet covers seen here are the Mitchell pattern of the Vietnam War era.
Fatigued after heavy combat in Buna-Gona, soldiers leave the front lines.
US troops landing on Leyte carry the M1 Garand. These troops seen here appear to be dressed as US Marines, but the invasion was mainly a US Army operation.
A GI explains to General MacArthur he's 100 yards from the frontline.
A GI expresses wonderment at General MacArthur's presence.
His buddy is less impressed, however. "He's the greatest general since Sergeant York!.

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine appears in several scenes, carried by American soldiers (presumably officers).

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock - .30 Carbine
As a GI is mowed down by Japanese fire, his M1 Carbine is visible behind him.
To the left of the frame, an M1 Carbine is apparent in a soldiers hand.

M14 Rifle

Cadets marching at West Point in 1962 carry M14 Rifle's.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Cadets with M14 rifles march at West Point.

Arisaka Type 38

The Arisaka Type 38 is seen in the hands of Japanese soldiers during a Banzai charge in New Guinea and Filipino Guerrillas.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Armed with Arisaka Type 38 rifles, Japanese soldiers escort American prisoners.
Japanese soldiers launch on of their famous Banzai charges.
An Arisaka lies next to a dead sniper.
Filipino guerrillas armed with Arisaka rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

The Mosin Nagant M91/30 is carried by PLA soldiers during an ambush of a US Army unit during the initial Chinese intervention in Korea.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Encircled in red, a Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifle is visible in the hands of a PLA soldier.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

During the landings on the Philippines, one GI carries an M1A1 Thompson.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A GI takes cover by literally turning the other cheek as Japanese fire sprays nearby. He carries an M1A1 Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is seen carried by several GIs in the Philippines.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
One of MacArthur's guards with an M1928A1 Thompson.
The same guard.


PLA soldiers during the Chinese intervention in Korea are mostly armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
In the center of the frame, a Chinese soldier fires his PPSh-41.

Machine Guns

Fake Browning M2 Water Cooled

During the fall of the Philippines, an anti-aircraft crew on Corregidor are seen firing a Browning M2 mocked up to resemble the Browning M2 Water Cooled. A dead giveaway is the use of an M2 charging handle and stock with an M1917 water jacket.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Browning M2 Water Cooled - .50 BMG
A GI desperately opens up on a strafing Zero.
As bombs fall behind, they quickly turn the gun.
Over the shoulder-view of the belt being fed into the gun.
The soldier pulls what is clearly the charging handle of an M2, not an M1917.

Browning M2 Aircraft

A pair of Browning M2 Aircraft machine guns are seen on the PT boat transporting General Douglas MacArthur to Australia.

Browning M2 Aircraft - .50 BMG
Behind General MacArthur, a sailor mans a dual-mounted Browning M2 Aircraft.
Close-up of a sailor's guns. No, not those guns.

Browning M1919A4

US soldiers use Browning M1919A4 machine guns to repel a Banzai charge on New Guinea.

Browning M1919 on M2 tripod - .30-06
A Japanese Banzai charge presents this US machine gunner with plenty of opportune targets.
The gunner and his assistant easily defeat the charge.

Browning M2

A Browning M2 mocked up to resemble itself is seen mounted on M4 Sherman Tanks.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB mounted on a Sherman Tank.
And another.

Type 99 Light Machine Gun

A Japanese gunner uses a Type 99 Light Machine Gun in combat against Australian troops on New Guinea.

Type 99 Light Machine Gun - 7.7x58mm Arisaka
A Type 99 opens up on unfortunate Diggers.


Colt M1911A1

Officers in the film, including MacArthur's aide Colonel Courtney Whitney (Dick O'Neill), carry holstered Colt M1911A1 pistols.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Colonel Courtney Whitney (Dick O'Neill) (far left) and other officers have holstered Colt M1911A1's. One has his drawn.
An M1911 is holstered on 8th Army Commander General Walton H. Walker's (Garry Walberg) hip.

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