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Tell England

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Tell England
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Geoffrey Barkas
Release Date March 2, 1931
Language English
Studio British Instructional Films (BIF)
Distributor Wardour Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rupert Ray Tony Bruce
Edgar Doe Carl Harbord
The Padre Dennis Hoey
The Colonel C.M. Hallard
Lt. Doon Gerald Rawlinson

Tell England, also known as The Battle of Gallipoli in the U.S., is a 1931 British war drama movie directed by Anthony Asquith and Geoffrey Barkas which is based on the 1922 novel of the same name by Ernest Raymond. The two friends Rupert Ray (Tony Bruce) and Edgar Doe (Carl Harbord) join the British army and take part in the fighting at Gallipoli in 1915.

The following weapons were used in the film Tell England:


Webley Mk. VI

British officers and Edgar Doe (Carl Harbord) use Webley Mk VI revolvers.

Webley Mark IV - .455 Webley
A British officer holds the Webley.
Edgar Doe fires his Webley at a Turk.


Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk. III*

British and ANZAC soldiers are seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mark III* - .303 British
British soldier with the SMLE.
British soldiers preparing to go over the top.
A British soldier stabs a Turk giving us a good view of the receiver.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ

Some Turkish soldiers use Mauser 98AZ Carbines during the landing at "V" Beach and the last battle. This is anachronistic because the German Empire delivered their Mauser rifles to the Ottomans only towards the end of the war. So the Kar. 98 AZ may stand in for the Turkish Mauser 1905 Carbine.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm
Turkish soldier fires his Karabiner.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Turkish soldiers also use incorrect Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles during the Gallipoli campaign instead of accurate Turkish 1893 and 1903 Turkish Mauser rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Turkish soldier with the Gewehr.
Another Turk aims his Mauser with equipped SG 98/05 bayonet.
A Turk holds his Gewehr in an MG-nest.

Machine Guns

Vickers Mk. I

The Vickers machine gun is used by British and Turkish soldiers. The smooth and ribbed versions are both seen. The Vickers stands for the Maxim MG08 that were actually used by the Ottoman Army.

Vickers Mark I - .303 British
Turkish gunners during the landing at "V" beach.
First person view.
British soldier next to a vickers.


No. 15 Hand Grenade "Ball"

Rupert Ray (Tony Bruce) and Edgar Doe (Carl Harbord) use No. 15 Hand Grenades.

No. 15 Hand Grenade "Ball"
Rupert Ray draws a Ball grenade.
He removes the fuse.
He ignites the grenade.



Turkish soldiers are seen with a breechloading cannon during the landing.

The Turks expect the landing.

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