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Other Side, The
The Other Side is a 1931 German War movie directed by Heinz Paul. The young Lieutenant Raleigh is transferred to the company of the disillusioned Captain Stanhope. Stanhope is secretly engaged with Raleigh's sister and versed in the image of the model officer. An advance against the German lines, in which also Raleigh participates, becomes a bloody fiasco. Raleigh now recognizes the horrors of war, which have also worn down Stanhope.
This is the second adaption of R. C. Sherriff's novel of the same name after the British-American film the previous year. The film was then compared to All Quiet on the Western Front as Germans acting British soldiers and received positive reviews. Nazi film censors banned the production on April 28, 1933.
The following weapons were used in the film The Other Side:
Captain Denis Stanhope (Conrad Veidt) uses a Belgian Nagant M1878 revolver during the scene with Lt. Hibbert. Later 2nd Lt. Raleigh (Wolfgang Liebeneiner) is seen with this revolver during the trench raid, as well. The Nagant stands in for correct British Webley Mk VI revolvers.
Lt. Osborne (Theodor Loos) is briefly seen carrying a Reichsrevolver M1883 during the trench raid.
Mauser Gewehr 1871
The Mauser Gewehr 1871 with Seitengewehr 71/84 bayonets is used by British soldiers standing in for correct Lee-Enfield rifles.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III
Mason (William Trenk), the cook, is briefly seen with a Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifle at the beginning during the muster of Stanehope's unit on March 18, 1918. At the end he is seen with a Gewehr 1871 like the other soldiers.
Some British soldiers are seen with Lewis Guns produced by Savage Arms Company with Light Ground Mount three-leg support.
Maxim MG 08/15
The Trench Raiders encounter a Maxim MG08/15 position. After the Germans fired the gun for a while the Maxim jams giving the British the possibility to storm the trench.
Maxim MG 08
A Maxim MG08 is also briefly seen fired by German soldiers as Osborne's squad falling back.
Hebel Model 1894
2nd Lt. Hibbert (Viktor de Kowa) carries a Hebel Flare Gun during his guard duty. During the changing of the guard, he gives the Flare pistol to Capt. Hardy (Friedrich Ettel) and Lt. Raleigh.
Model 13 Kugelhandgranate
The Model 13 Kugelhandgranate standing in for British Mills Bombs is used by British soldiers including Lt. Raleigh.
An Albatros biplane is shown twice in the film notably before the German spring offensive (Kaiserschlacht).