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Operation Amsterdam

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Operation Amsterdam
Operation Amsterdam-DVD.jpg
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Release Date 1959
Language English
Studio Maurice Cowan Productions
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jan Smith Peter Finch
Anna Eva Bartok
Maj. Dillon Tony Britton
Walter Keyser Alexander Knox
Peter Peter Swanwick
Alex Christopher Rhodes
Col. Janssen John Le Mesurier

Operation Amsterdam is a 1959 British war drama based on a true story directed by Michael McCarthy, and featuring Peter Finch, Eva Bartok and Tony Britton.

The following guns were used in the film Operation Amsterdam:


Smith & Wesson Victory Model

The officer at the port (John Bailey) is armed the Smith & Wesson Victory Model revolver.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model - a modified and parkerized version of the .38 Special revolver, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 - the "Victory Model" is chambered in .38 S&W
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Unidentified revolver

Major Dillon (Tony Britton) uses a unidentified revolver.

Major Dillon downed a soldier with a rifle hidden in the opposite house.
Jan Smit (Peter Finch) was given from a major addition to the bomb also his revolver.

Walther PPK

In the film appears briefly also the Walther PPK pistol, but it not used.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP.
Dutch colonel (John Le Mesurier) gave to Anna a gun.
Major Dillon (Tony Britton) but her weapon confiscated.

Luger P08

Some Dutch officers as this lieutenant (Tim Turner) are equipped Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Tim Turner-LugerP08.jpg


Steyr Mannlicher M1895

Dutch soldiers are seen armed with Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 long rifles. They should in fact be carrying the Dutch Hembrug M1895‎ rifle. Both rifles share the same designation, magazine design, and manufacturer, but the Steyr M95 is a straight-pull bolt while the Hembrug M95 is a turn-bolt based on the Gewehr 1888.

Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR
Dutch Mannlicher M1895 Rifle - 6.5x53mmR
Soldier with a rifle in hand search hidden Major Dillon on city streets. Note the location of the bolt handle at the rear of the receiver, rather than projecting horizontally from the loading port.
Military guard with a rifle on the back do the controls on the street. The rifle visible at right has the distinctive Steyr M95 upper barrel band with the long stacking pin.


Dutch Resistance fighters appear to be armed with Lee-Metford rifles.

Resistance fighters with rifles on their backs carries away the wounded.

Submachine Guns


In the firefight before the bank used the several characters the German MP38 or MP40 submachine guns.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Anna (Eva Bartok)
A resistence fighter.
Dutch soldier.
Jan Smit (Peter Finch)

Machine Guns

Lewis Gun

A military road patrol is equipped with a Lewis Gun.

Lewis Machine Gun - .303 British

Schwarzlose M.08/15

A Dutch Schwarzlose M.08/15 is briefly seen mounted on an anti-aircraft tripod.

Schwarzlose M.08/13 - 6.5×53mmR


Major Dillon (Tony Britton) gave Jan Smith (Peter Finch) a dynamite stick to used for clears the way to their car.

Tony Britton-FuseB.jpg
Peter Finch-FuseB.jpg


Movie poster from 1959

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