Somme – From Defeat to Victory, The
The Somme – From Defeat to Victory is a 2006 British-German produced BBC Documentary about the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and was broadcast for the 90th anniversary of the battle. The docudrama focuses on the struggle of the small village Thiepval between 36th (Ulster) Division and the German 26th (Württembergische) Reserve-Division. The 2005 Channel Four Documentary discribes the struggle for the southern villages of Ovillers and Mametz.
The following weapons were used in the Documentary The Somme – From Defeat to Victory:
Webley Mk. V
A Webley Mk V is briefly seen wield by a British officer.
Webley Mk. VI
Various British officers are armed with Webley Mk VI Revolvers.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is used by German soldiers including Corporal Hinkel (Steffan Boje) and the Stammler (John Shortell).
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
British soldiers use Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles with their Pattern 1907 sword bayonets. One of these SMLEs is equipped with a Winchester A5 telescopic sight.
Maxim MG 08
The Maxim MG08 is fired by German solders during the first day of the offensive.
Maxim MG 08/15
The German soldiers defending the village with Maxim 08/15 machine guns. German soldiers ineffectively shoot on a Mark IV tank.
A Lewis Gun is briefly seen as Captain Tweed's (Mike Rogers) men go over the top.
Hotchkiss M1909 Mk. I
The Hotchkiss Mk.I is seen in the Mark IV.
British soldiers use Mills Bombs.